New Excavator at San Juan Transfer Station

A big shout-out to Lautenbach Driver Adam Shelly for his flexibility working swing shift and standing by to help transport our new CAT 308 Excavator out to the San Juan Transfer Station in a timely manner!  We’re grateful to our …

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San Juan Island Plastic Film Recycling Program Needs Your Help

San Juan County encourages the public to be careful and thoughtful when utilizing the plastic film recycling program. The first batch of plastic film since the recycling drop-off location at Marketplace was added in July was delivered to Lautenbach Recycling …

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301 Volunteers Made the Spring Great Islands Clean-up a Success!

 SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. <05/02/2023> Thank you to the 301 dedicated volunteers who collected 4,574 pounds of litter on Shaw, Orcas, San Juan, Stuart, Decatur, Sucia, and Lopez Islands during this year’s Spring Great Islands Clean-up. That’s 1,000 pounds more …

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No bags in the bin! Plastic bags contaminate recycling system.

NEWS RELEASE – April 5, 2023 New Recycle Right campaign urges Washingtonians to not bag their recyclables OLYMPIA – Plastic bags are one of the largest sources of contamination in Washington’s residential recycling stream. These bags can clog recycling machinery, …

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San Juan County Waste in the News

— Reported by Nancy DeVaux, Salish Current The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers an estimated surface area of 617,763 square miles, an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France. San Juan County consists of …

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Friday Harbor & Lautenbach Continue Plastic Film Recycling Program

In 2021, the Town of Friday Harbor and SC Johnson Company, a manufacturer of household brands, launched a one-year pilot study to offer curbside collection and recycling of plastic film to Friday Harbor residents. That program ended this October 2022. …

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