Attention Orcas Recyclers: Please bring recyclables loose, in clear bags, or in recyclable containers like a cardboard box, or brown paper shopping bag.
Our processing facility will throw opaque plastic bags, tied shut, directly into the garbage. They do this for the protection of the workers—if the bag is opaque, they can’t see what is in it. It could contain sharp or other dangerous materials.
If you must use black bags, we will be asking everyone to tear them open at the transfer station and discard the bags separately (we will take these at no charge).
Please refer to our current Recycling Guidelines (2022).