Talking Trash at the SJC Fair

Join representatives from the waste facilities on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands at the San Juan County Fair Green Village on Thursday, August 18th from 3-4pm. Hear the latest updates about their programs and ask…

The Exchange at The Grange

The Exchange at The Grange Swap Meet is back this year! Saturday, September 10th from 10am to 4pm we’ll have art projects for kids, hot dogs and lemonade, a “Trashion Fashion” Show (beginning at 3pm!) and…

GICU Fall 2022 Sept. 24

SAVE THE DATE for the Fall 2022 Great Islands Clean-up! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 2pm. Earlier this year 350 volunteers covered 173 miles of island roads and…

Sew4ZeroWaste Trashion Fashion

Come and create a runway-worthy outfit at our next Sew4ZeroWaste workshop and then strut your stuff during the Trashion Fashion Show during the Swap Meet at The Grange.   Sunday, August 21st: Sew4ZeroWaste Workshop at The…

Lopez: A Model for the Future

On June 11 a group of ORS/Exchange board and staff members travelled to Lopez island and spent the day checking out the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District’s facilities on Fisherman bay Road. They visited with the…

Have You Met Dexter?

Dateline: Orcas Recycling Services, Orcas Island, WA: It’s Monday. First to arrive as always, Cindy Lundquist unlocks the big, swinging bar gate and parks her car in the usual spot. She moves with the confident step…

A Solstice Sew4ZeroWaste

With the sun shining and work spaces set up both inside and outside of The Exchange, the Sew4ZeroWaste workshop restarted – the first since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. The small, but fun…

Secure Your Load for Safer Roads

Remember to secure any trash being transported in or on vehicles. “Failing to secure a load, depending on the circumstances, could be charged up to a gross misdemeanor,” says San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs. “If…

Skills That Matter-Sew 4 Zero Waste

ORS/The Exchange board member Asifa Pasin recently had the opportunity to bring her Sew 4 Zero Waste class back to life after a long hiatus due to Covid.  Sew 4 Zero Waste is a program Pasin…

Last Chance for Totes

We’re down to our LAST 20 TOTES! WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO about recycling glass and other products on Orcas for your chance to grab one of our blue glass recycling totes for FREE! Simply follow the…