Three tons of Household Hazardous Waste cleaned up!

Household Hazardous Waste

After years of once-a-year pickups that most of us missed, ORS and San Juan County have finally introduced quarterly collection events managed on-island. And after just two such events, we got the results of our collections…

SAVE THE DATE: Great Islands Clean Up Spring 2019

Great Islands Clean Up 2018

Saturday, April 20, 2019 will be our next Great Islands Clean Up event from 10am to 2pm. Be sure to SAVE THE DATE! We’ll have more information as we get closer to the date but we’d…

Awesome “Talking Trash” Community Forum!

On November 3rd more than 30 committed folks joined ORS/The Exchange in a community forum to visualize the future of the solid waste management here on Orcas, and for all of San Juan County. Conversations covered the…

Sorting Through the Plastic Numbers

Recycling Plastics

We’ve been discussing plastics a lot lately. And for good reason. But have you ever been confused by those numbers listed on plastics? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…what makes one plastic different from another….