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ORS says thanks | Letter

To our friends and neighbors, to all of our supporters near and far afield.

As you may have heard, on Nov. 20 the San Juan County Council voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Orcas Recycling Services as the sole operator of the Orcas Island Transfer Station.  We could not have accomplished this without your support, encouragement and civic engagement over the course of these past months.

We understand that you are entrusting to us a set of services that are absolutely vital.  We are honored to be given this opportunity and responsibility and we will carry it forward with efficacy, diligence, integrity and transparency.  In addition to maintaining and creating local jobs, operation of the Orcas Island Transfer Station by ORS presents a wealth of opportunities for bringing to bear innovative, community-based programs and resources in moving beyond waste.

In our ongoing effort to build sustainable island communities, we look forward to working with you, with current and future county councils, and with our counterparts on the other islands in making the County’s system for managing garbage and maximizing material recovery and reuse the best it can be.  In this way, we will bring the greatest benefit to all residents of the San Juans, as well as provide a tangible, positive example for other communities and regions.

Thank you again for your time, support and inspiration.

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays,

ORS Board of Directors and Executive Director

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