Awesome Exchange Swap Meet!

What an awesome Swap Meet on Sunday, September 11th! It was HUGE! There were over 40 vendors and hundreds of visitors. Thanks to the Orcas Island Grange #964, Orcasong Farm, our volunteers, and everyone who came to check…

ORS Team Travels to Manzanita, Oregon

In mid-July, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) representatives travelled to Manzanita, on the Oregon coast, to visit CARTM (Community Action Recycling Team of Manzanita), a pioneering community recycling organization in Tillamook County. Like ORS, CARTM operates a…

Annex Interior Funded Thanks to OICF Donors

On June 2nd, ORS was awarded a grant of $7,838 to outfit the “Exchange Annex” a multi-purpose workshop, meeting room and classroom in the soon-to-be-rebuilt Exchange re-use facility. The grant was funded by local community members…

A Better Way to Get Your Milk!

Did you know the  Orcas Food Co-op offers fresh, local organic milk in reusable containers? Every Tuesday organic milk from grass-fed cows is delivered directly to the Co-op from Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy in Lynden, Washington. Not…

Fluorescents Recycle FREE!

Since January 2015 The Exchange has been accepting all fluorescent tubes and CFLs (the curly bulbs) for proper recycling at no charge! This is really great, because these bulbs contain mercury, a highly toxic substance–and many of them are…

Bring Us Your Cans!

Aluminum cans are free! Bring ’em in separately, and there’s no charge. You will help us start testing a proto-type source-separated recycling program, and any money generated will go to fund the new Exchange!

Recycle Electronics FREE!

Recycling electronics at ORS is FREE! In 2014 ORS became a member of the state E-cycle program and can accept TVs, CPUs, laptops and computer monitors at no charge. Televisions and computers contain a host of toxic…

Master Plan

The development of a Facility Master Plan for the Orcas Island Transfer Station was part of the contract when Orcas Recycling Services took over the site in September 2013. The Plan was developed over six months…