Recycling Tutorial: Watch and Win!

aluminum recycling

Watch this video for a recap of how to separate your recycling at The Exchange. Watch to the end and you will find out how get a free glass collection bin from The Exchange!

Glass Recycling: What to Know

We recently announced that as of November 1, 2021 ORS/The Exchange will begin accepting separated glass recycling! Here’s what you need to know about separating your glass recycling: How much will it cost to recycle glass? …

Meeting of the Minds

Orcas Senior Services

Please join Orcas Senior Center and Jim “Duff” Duffield (Board President), along with Pete Moe (Executive Director) from the “Exchange” Orcas Recycling Service to learn about the history of The Exchange and Orcas Recycling Services (ORS),…

Smart Glass Separation

Here is some basic guidance for glass recycling! What goes into your glass tote: Bottles/jars/jugs–empty, clean, and ideally no labels or caps or corks– labels on may be OK, and the aluminum rim on the neck…

#1 and #2 Plastic Pros and Cons

Changes may be coming soon to the type of plastics that will be recyclable on Orcas. In the past we’ve accepted Plastics 1-7 but soon we may only be accepting 1 and 2. Here’s a little…

Rental Property Waste

The road to a zero-waste community is not easy – especially on an island! To achieve zero waste, materials must either be returned safely to a re-use cycle on Orcas (ie The Exchange, Buy Sell Trade,…

Recycle Aluminum & Cardboard

Watch this informative video about recycling aluminum and cardboard brought to you by ORS/The Exchange and the Orcas Island High School Environmental Club.

One More Resolution?

This is an easy one to keep–and it does not cost you anything. If you use Amazon, whether occasionally or a lot (we’re not judging!), you can take advantage of their SmileAmazon program to gift to…

Where does our e-waste go?

We were asked recently where the electronics recycling for Orcas goes, so we decided to go check it out. Turns out it goes to a cool little operation north of Lynnwood, WA called E-Wastes. We got…

What is Zero Waste?

Our mission at Orcas Recycling Services / The Exchange is to build a zero waste community through service, education and stewardship of Orcas Island’s waste and resource streams. But what does “zero waste” actually mean? Zero Waste…

SEPARATED GLASS RECYCLING

STARTS NOV. 1ST!

WATCH THIS VIDEO

to learn how to get your FREE glass collection bin!