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…

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…

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…

Docents Back on Duty

It looks like spring is here, and it is time for the docents to return to the Z-wall at the transfer station. The persons you see when you bring in your recyclables are volunteers. They will…

Comparing Product Packaging

Plastic, glass or aluminum? Do you consider the packaging of the product you’re purchasing? Check out this fun infographic comparing your packaging choices for soda. (Cost to recycle based on ORS current pricing)

Baler Building Update

The building permit for the Baler Building has been submitted to San Juan County thanks to our Project Manager, Ken Katz! Supporters helped us raise funds for Baler equipment through the GiveOrcas Campaign and we recently were…

Great Minds Think Alike

We were excited to learn that we are not the only place in the state that is crushing and reusing glass—so is Lake Chelan! The Lake Chelan Rotary was able to secure grants and donations to…

Smart Glass Separation

Here is some basic guidance for glass recycling! What goes into your glass tote: Bottles/jars/jugs–empty, clean, and ideally no labels or caps or corks– labels on may be OK, and the aluminum rim on the neck…