Rebuilding the Exchange

A New Beginning

556225_10151291772507638_744959659_nIn 2012, The Exchange/Orcas Recycling Services entered negotiations with San Juan County to take over management of the Orcas Island Transfer Station.

Sadly, a fire broke out in a trashcan just after closing time in February 2013. Thankfully, no one was injured, but The Exchange burned to the ground.

Despite the setback, The Exchange/Orcas Recycling Services took over the Transfer Station seven months later. While we are now in the garbage business, our primary focus is creating a new kind of recycling, reduction, and reuse system beginning with the construction of a new and improved Exchange.

Click here to see the latest plans for the entire site including the new Exchange. We will continue to post news and updates on this website. Click here to sign up for email updates.

Stay tuned. We need your ideas, we need your support as a volunteer, and we need your donations. Click here to donate online. We are committed. Determined. If you are too, we want to hear from you. Post your ideas here and on our Facebook page.

Thanks,
The Exchange

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