Docents Make a Difference

Cardboard recycling on Orcas Island

Stay tuned for a re-launch of our docent training program!

Last summer ORS began a separation of cardboard pilot program. With the help of our volunteer docents, we educated visitors to the recycle bins on the “why” and “how” of the program. You may have met one or two of our volunteer docents who have done a spectacular job and we know a great deal of our success is owed to the dedication of the docents and their diligence to explain the process. We will continue to use docents, based on their availability, as long as we can.

We encourage customers to ask questions and learn more about the overall recycling program. Thanks to our past docents: John, Barbara, Margot, Nancy, Cathy, David, Elizabeth, Marty, Rob, Ken, Malcolm, and Duff. If you’re interested in becoming a future docent, please send a note to