Orcas Transfer Station Charges to Go Up in October

Eastsound WA—Due to continuing turmoil and skyrocketing prices in the recycling industry, and greater expenses over all, Orcas Recycling Services (ORS) has determined that charges for both garbage and recycling will need to increase this fall….

Step-by-Step to Recycling Plastics

The NPR recently published a helpful infographic on the in’s and out’s of plastic recycling. If you were not already aware, plastic recycling can be a little different from location to location around the state, and…

Upcoming Workshops at The Exchange

SEW4ZEROWASTE  Thursday, September 26 (4pm-6pm) at The Exchange Annex – contact asifa@exchangeorcas.org Make Your Own Beeswax Wrap Saturday, October 26 (11am-2pm) at The Exchange Annex – contact asifa@exchangeorcas.org Talking Trash: Way Beyond Worms – A Community…

Fall Great Islands Clean Up

Join us on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 28, from 10am – 2pm as we clean up the roads and beaches in the San Juans. Bags, grabbers, safety vests and latex gloves will be available…

Great Islands Clean Up Spring 2019 A Success

Great Islands Clean Up

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in this year’s Spring 2019 Great Islands Clean Up! Almost 6,000 pounds of litter was picked up and properly disposed of by 441 volunteers! The impressive numbers are below! Special thanks…

Great Islands Clean Up Spring 2019

Great Islands Clean Up

The Great Islands Clean-Up Saturday, April 20 | Great Island Clean-up at the Village Green in Eastsound from 10a-2p Bags, grabbers, safety vests and latex gloves will be available at the San Juan County Public Works…

Be Mindful of Holiday Packaging

It’s that time of year again when you order stuff online (yes, most of us do it) and we get inundated with retailer packaging materials and gift wrapping products that are, unfortunately, not recyclable. We’re reminding everyone…