Rebuilding the Exchange
A New Beginning
In 2012, The Exchange/Orcas Recycling Services entered negotiations with San Juan County to take over management of the Orcas Island Transfer Station.
Sadly, a fire broke out in a trashcan just after closing time in February 2013. Thankfully, no one was injured, but The Exchange burned to the ground.
Despite the setback, The Exchange/Orcas Recycling Services took over the Transfer Station seven months later. While we are now in the garbage business, our primary focus is creating a new kind of recycling, reduction, and reuse system beginning with the construction of a new and improved Exchange.
Stay tuned. We need your ideas, we need your support as a volunteer, and we need your donations. Click here to donate online. We are committed. Determined. If you are too, we want to hear from you. Post your ideas here and on our Facebook page.