Fall 2020 Great Islands Clean Up Will be a Week-Long Event!

BE AN ISLAND SUPERHERO at the Fall 2020 Great Islands Clean Up! Help clean-up the planet during this safe, week-long event beginning on Monday, September 28th and ending on Sunday, October 4th. For Orcas Island participants, kits including grabbers, vests, garbage bags, gloves and instructions can be picked up at the Transfer Station beginning Saturday, September 26th. Please remember the Transfer Station is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

September 28th through October 4th any roadside or beach trash will be accepted for free at ORS and paid for by The County (you will be required to fill out a form when you drop off the trash). All grabbers and vests should be returned when you drop off your collected roadside and/or beach trash. Please keep note of the areas and roads you clean up!

For Orcas questions, please contact Pete Moe at pete@exchangeorcas.org  or 376-4089.

While participating in this year’s Great Islands Clean Up, please adhere to Phase 2 measures:

  • Group sizes should be limited to single households
  • Masks and social distancing (6 ft) will be required

For questions and details on other islands, contact the organizer below:

San Juan: Katie Fleming (katie@sanjuans.org)

Shaw: Jennifer Woodbridge (outsidelanguage1@gmail.com)

Lopez (roads): Nikyta Palmisani (Nikytap@lopezsolidwaste.org)

Lopez (Beaches): James Skeet Townley (jtownley@blm.gov / 509-860-3972)

The Exchange is Open - with Some Changes!

Drop-off days: Friday & Sunday (closed to shoppers) - RESERVATION REQUIRED

Shopping days: Thursday, Saturday, & Monday - Facial coverings required; Foot traffic may be limited

The Transfer Station is open normal hours: Thursday-Monday 10am-4pm