Thank you for recycling! You are helping to build a zero waste community.
Virtually all of the materials we collect and recycle are priced at cost, just to cover the expense of appropriate recycling or disposal. It is part of our mission to provide these services to the community and remove these materials from the waste stream.
Due to continuing turmoil and skyrocketing prices in the recycling industry, and greater expenses over all, Orcas Recycling Services has determined that charges for both garbage and recycling will need to increase this fall.
On October 1st 2019 the charges for a can of garbage will increase to $12; and to $400/ton over the scale. Recycling charges will go to $7 per can; and $350/ton over the scale. More info here. Download a PDF price list here.
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE: $12.00/can; by weight: $400/ton
COMINGLED RECYCLING: $7.00/can; by weight: $350/ton
Recycle Guidelines June 2019
SCRAP METAL (which will be recycled) $400/ton
CARDBOARD: $7.00/can; by weight: $350/ton
REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS: $55.00 each
OTHER APPLIANCES: $22.00 each
SMALL APPLIANCES: $15.00 each
ALUMINUM CANS: FREE
TVs, MONITORS, CPUs: FREE
SMALL ELECTRONICS & PERIPHERALS: $7.00 each
MOTOR OIL: $2.00/Gal
USED COOKING OIL: $100/ton, $0.50/Gal
VEHICLE BATTERIES: FREE
FLUORESCENT TUBES & CFLs: FREE
LIGHT LOADS: $45/yard
WOODY YARD WASTE: $100/ton
CAR/TRUCK TIRES, w/wo rim: $12.00
OIL & LATEX PAINTS and STAINS: FREE
MEDICAL SHARPS: $2/qt, in hard plastic approved containers