New Exchange Policy: “Kids Swap It”

Kids are encouraged to be part of The Exchange experience, too! They can bring in a game, book, toy, or puzzle, and swap it for something similar that we have on display in the Kids department….

Rinda Promoted & Employment Opportunities Available

Orcas Recycling Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Rinda McGarry to ORS Administrator! Congratulations, Rinda, and thank you for all your hard work!! While you might not see her smiling face in the window…

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…

Just $25k Needed to Fully Fund the New Exchange

MAY 2017 UPDATE: On behalf of the ORS board, its volunteers, and all supporters, we’d like to offer a sincere thanks to everyone who has given a donation. $25,000 is still needed to complete the project…

Fall Great Islands Clean-Up Recap

On Saturday, October 29th, the first-ever fall Great Islands Clean-Up was held. 33 amazing volunteers on Orcas Island braved the rain and wind to collect 620+ pounds of trash from a total of 6.5 miles of road…

New Exchange Could Be Open Next Summer

“Barring major problems, I think we will open the doors by next summer,” says Pete Moe, Executive Director of Orcas Recycling Services (ORS). “For the first time since the fire, I am confident enough to put…