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…

Earth Day Events Postponed; Celebrate Anyway!

Unfortunately due to Corona Virus concerns, ORS must postpone our many plans for celebrating Earth Day this April. That includes planning meetings, Trasion Fashion workshops, April 4th events with the Orcas School District, and the Earth…

Exchange To Close Indefinitely

Following the lead of Governor Inslee and the Orcas School District, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) has decided to close The Exchange reuse store due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The Exchange will be closed for drop-offs…

Help Us Fix Recycling On Orcas

The political and ecological challenges we face today can be overwhelming.  The problems are vast, spanning the globe.  We all know that we need to act, but how can we make a difference when the challenges…

Replace Plastic Wrap with Beeswax Wrap!

Board Member, Asifa Pasin has ran multiple successful Beeswax Wrap classes. This Workshop focuses on making your own reusable items from Beeswax! Replace all those zipped plastic bags with beeswax wraps, and beeswax sandwich and snack…

New Exchange Sweatshirts Available

Grab a sweatshirt with the new logo! Drop by The Exchange and purchase a sweatshirt with the new logo designed by contest winner, Ginna Magee! Ginna created the design that best captures The Exchange name, the…

Fall Great Islands Clean Up 2019

Great Islands Clean Up

It was another successful Great Islands Clean Up! On September 28th (National Public Lands Day), all islands gathered from 10am – 2pm and cleaned up the roads and beaches in the San Juans. We killed it…

Help Us Upgrade Island Recycling!

Help ORS build an up-graded recycling facility on Orcas. The recycling system in America is currently broken. And while we can’t fix the Country, we do have a solution for Orcas. Next time you come to…

Zero Waste Mulch Available Now!

zero waste mulch

For a couple of years now we have been accepting clean green yard-waste material at a significant discount. We just did our second major grind, and now we have over 200 yards of totally local composted mulch for sale! What…

Workshops at The Exchange

The Exchange Orcas Island

When ORS was planning the new Exchange, we committed to using the building for workshops, classes, and events that served our mission of Zero Waste.  We have now started this exciting component of our mission –…