Tour the ORS Recycling Operation

If you have wondered why Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) recycles the way they do, come join one of our twice-monthly tours to learn the “why” and the “how”. Our volunteer docent, Duff, will be conducting tours again this year, and now in 2024, he will be able to include the baler for cardboard, aluminum, and paper. And if you have never seen our glass crusher—Big Blue—in action, that will be demonstrated, too. The dates for tours are listed below.

If you choose to sign up in advance, email “” and he will confirm with you. You can also just show up on the specified dates. In both cases, please arrive a few minutes early so Duff can begin promptly at 9:00AM. The tour will last about 60-90 minutes, and you will see all the parts of the ORS operation, with the tour ending at The Exchange for some browsing and shopping. See you at the Z-wall.​

All Tours Begin at 9am

May 2024

Friday 17 May
Sunday 19 May

June 2024

Friday 28 June
Sunday 30 June

July 2024

Monday 22 July
Sunday 28 July

August 2024

Monday 19 August
Sunday 25 August

September 2024

Monday 23 September
Sunday 29 September

October 2024

Friday 11 October
Sunday 20 October—final tour