Workshops at The Exchange

The Exchange Orcas Island

When ORS was planning the new Exchange, we committed to using the building for workshops, classes, and events that served our mission of Zero Waste.  We have now started this exciting component of our mission – helping islanders to better manage their “waste,” reduce their disposal costs, and help move our community toward Zero Waste.

Our board of directors has established policies for these activities, we have completed the Annex building (although we will be making additional investments in the facilities) and we are taking suggestions for workshop subjects.

We are eager to hear from islanders about what topics you think will be valuable to the community. Please pass your suggestions, with whatever detail you can provide, to these two email addresses: and

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