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Nov 1 Glass Recycling Begins

The Exchange To Start Accepting Separated Glass, Lower Recycling Prices In a big step toward their “Zero Waste” goals, on November 1, The Exchange will add glass to the list of materials they accept separated from…

The Exchange is 40 Years Old!

Exchange Orcas Anniversary

It’s hard to believe it’s been four decades, but on Friday September 24th, The Exchange will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with special deals in the store, free hot dogs and lemonade, and gift certificate giveaways….

Exciting Legislation in Congress

In March 2021 HR2238 (House) and S984 (Senate) the “Break Free From Plastic Act” was introduced and sent to committee. The bill would ban some single-use plastic products, set recycled content requirements and enact a national…

The Glass Crusher Is On The Way!

Andela, the company in upstate New York that is making our glass crusher, let us know that the new system is ready to go, and will arrive in mid-August. Work has begun on the site, with…

FREE Paint Recycling Now Available at The Exchange!

Paint Recycling at the Exchange on Orcas Island

ORS is now a FREE recycling center for all latex and oil-based paint and stains!! Washington’s new paint stewardship law requires the paint manufacturing industry to develop a financially sustainable and environmentally responsible program to manage…

Adopt-a-Road Program Launching

As a result of concerned Orcas residents about the increasing amounts of litter on our roadside, the Orcas Adopt-a-Road program is about to launch! This program is a great example of community voices joining forces with…

New Glass Crusher is on its Way

A brand-new glass crusher will soon be on the road to Orcas from the Andela factory in upstate New York. These pictures show our crusher being made to order. Site prep has begun at the Orcas…

5 Days Per Week Sales Going Well

Hello Island Community… As you may have heard the Exchange has returned to 5 sales days per week as part of our Phase 3 Covid protocol.  We are currently open for SALES Thursday through Monday 10am-4pm…

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…

SEPARATED GLASS RECYCLING

STARTS NOV. 1ST!

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to learn how to get your FREE glass collection bin!