Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off is June 23rd

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 we will be holding the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out our Hazardous Waste page to determine what’s hazardous and what’s recyclable, as well…

Creativity Shines at Trashion Fashion Show

This year’s “Trashion Fashion” show was so much fun! The creativity from all you local artists and designers was inspiring. Thanks to all who participated (humans and animals alike), and to Asifa Pasin for running the…

Exchange at The Grange a Success

The Exchange was hopping on Memorial Day weekend as vendors and visitors gathered for this year’s Exchange at The Grange SWAP Meet. Thanks to generous donations, we took in almost $4,000 in our silent auction. Special…

Traffic Pattern at The Exchange

Please pay careful attention to signs and direction arrows when entering and leaving ORS/The Exchange. Our traffic pattern is mandated by San Juan County, and helps to keep vehicles from circling on and off Orcas Road. Most…

Exchange Reservation System

Reservations for drop-off are only required for large loads.  Thanks to everyone’s help (and a little bit of technology) we’ve made it through the “Tsunami”. The initial unloading of our island’s collective basement/garage/barn/storage unit into the…

The Exchange Introduces Management Team

Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) is pleased to introduce a stellar management team for the new Exchange reuse center. Jeff Ludwig has accepted the position of Exchange Manager; Peg O’Hara will assist as Retail & Merchandising Consultant;…

Fundraising Goal Met for Re-Opening The Exchange

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Orcas community, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) has met its fundraising goals for re-opening The Exchange reuse facility. Fundraising to re-build the Exchange has been on-going ever since fire consumed…

Exchange T-Shirts Available at the Transfer Station

Limited edition “I Helped Rebuild The Exchange” t-shirts are available at the Orcas Island Transfer Station during normal business hours (Thursday through Monday, 10am to 4pm). These t-shirts were designed by a local Orcas Island artist and…

Orcas Food Co-op Raises Funds to Help Rebuild The Exchange

On April 20th, The Exchange was the beneficiary of the Orcas Food Co-op’s 3% Thursdays Community Shopping Days. We are please to announce that $206 was raised by patrons and the co-op. These funds are directly…

Phoenix Rising Community Swap

On Sunday, February 26, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) held a community Swap Meet at the Orcas Island Odd Fellows Hall. The “Phoenix Rising” Swap Meet was AWESOME! Thanks for everyone who came out. We had dozens of tables…