Docents Make a Difference

Cardboard recycling on Orcas Island

ORS has been doing a separation of cardboard pilot program for the past 10 weeks. In order to help customers understand the “why” and “how”, we have recruited volunteer docents to interact with customers who visit the recycle bins. You may have met one or two of them. The program is showing good results and will continue. We think 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. Again, our deepest thanks go out to John, Barbara, Margot, Nancy, Cathy, David, Elizabeth, Marty, Rob, Ken, Malcolm, and Duff.