Update: Plastic Bag Ban

Jan 1 Update: Governor Inslee has delayed the implementation of the plastic bag ban citing supply chain issues affecting retailers’ ability to procure the alternative bags due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll keep you updated as…

New Glass Crusher on The Way

Glass Crusher deposit

Thanks to your support over the last year, we have placed a $57,000 down payment on a new glass crushing system from Andela Products Company, of Richfield Springs, NY. Glass has little or no value as…

COVID Update: Alternating Intake & Sales Days Working Well

The Exchange Orcas

Regular Exchange visitors know by now that since COVID hit The Exchange has moved to an alternating schedule of intake and sales days. The store is open for sales on Thursday, Saturday and Monday; and open…

Exchange Loses Outlet for Excess Clothing

The Exchange has always received A LOT of clothes. A lot of bedding. Towels. Bags and shoes. Textiles. Way more than we could ever sell in the store. Ever since we opened the new Exchange in…

The Exchange Alternate Intake and Sales Days

The Exchange on Orcas Island

Updated 8/11/20: Big thanks to the community for your support of The Exchange and our Covid safety protocol. We know its been hard to schedule drop-offs—especially when we are booked up for two months! To help…

ORS/EXCHANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT

In the interest of your health, and the health of our employees, be advised that The Exchange store will be closed if the Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeds 200; and the entire Orcas Transfer Station will…

The Loft Gallery at The Exchange

We always get the occasional really special item at The Exchange. We also often get calls to assist when a family is leaving the island, or selling a home, and they have lots of stuff to…

New Exchange “Locals Only” Online Store!

Ever since we re-opened the The Exchange in 2017, we have been experimenting with online sales. We started out with a small online store on our website, but gradually it was replaced with a webstore on…

Exchange in The Seattle Times!

Art for Orcas Kids

Thanks to Orcas art teacher Brook Meinhardt and her “Art Kit” project for kids stuck at home (and parents running out of ideas) The Exchange got some press in the big city. Our thanks to Brook,…

ORS/The Exchange Announces New Board President

Jim Duffield

Orcas Recycling Services (ORS)/The Exchange has elected Jim “Duff” Duffield as its new president of the board of directors. Duff replaces Tim Blanchard, who has served the board and ORS since its inception. Tim remains on…

The Exchange is Open - with Some Changes!

Drop-off days: Friday & Sunday (closed to shoppers) - RESERVATION REQUIRED

Shopping days: Thursday, Saturday, & Monday - Facial coverings required; Foot traffic may be limited

The Transfer Station is open normal hours: Thursday-Monday 10am-4pm