News

Govenor Jay Inslee visits TIOLI

Join the Fall Great Islands Clean Up! September 19, 2017 Join the 2nd Annual “Fall” Great Islands Clean-Up Saturday, September 30th.
Please help clean-up all the summers accumulated refuse before winter …

New Fall Hours and No More Mondays at the Dump September 7, 2017 As of September 21, 2017, hours of operation will be from 11 am – 3 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. …

Winner of SWAP Moving Towards Zero Waste Drawing September 7, 2017 Congratulations to Severn Williams, winner of the Moving Towards Zero Waste Drawing.  Mr. Severn is from Corvallis, Oregon.  He visited …

Governor Inslee Visits the TIOLI! August 19, 2017 On June 10, 2017, before going to speak at the Lopez High School graduation ceremony, Washington Governor Jay Inslee paid …

Mondays at the Dump! May 25, 2017 Beginning June 21, 2017,
      LSWDD will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
from 11 am – 4 pm for …

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Education

Ashi Bartolucci with the ReMake Lab plastic shredder. 

China blocks plastics from U.S. recyclers September 27, 2017 Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District China has put a wrench in the spokes of global recycling by banning the ...

ReMake Lab Shredder is on site! September 27, 2017 Our ReMake Lab Shredder is now up and running on site! Now you can come by and recycle your #1 ...

ReMake Lab: LSWDD partners with Lopez School December 16, 2016 ReMake Lab: On our small, rural island recycling is both expensive and time consuming. Emissions produced by transporting recyclables off island contributes ...

Lopez School Earth Day: Art for Marine Waste Education May 12, 2016 This year, LSWDD partnered with Lopez School, the BLM, and Kwiaht for a unified effort of education around waste in ...

5th Grade Paper Towel Waste Diversion Project May 12, 2016 Shoot for Compost! The Lopez School’s 5th Grade students determined that their biggest impact in waste reduction would be to divert ...

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Inspiration

4th of July Parade Float 2017

Take It or Leave It Themed 4th of July Parade August 19, 2017 Fourth of July Parade theme “Lopez: Take It or Leave It” inspired the community to focus on reuse this summer. LSWDD ...

LSWDD & SWAP Board Appreciation Party March 8, 2017     Friday, March 24th @ 6 pm, at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts Come celebrate the creation of our community-run ...

Recycling Extraordinaire January 25, 2017 A cello made from an oil can? A violin made from a metal can and a wooden spoon? A drumhead ...

3D Printing 101 December 16, 2016 3D Printing 101: Remember when Xerox machines and desktop printers changed everything? 3D Printers are now affordable enough that many ...

Textile Recycling September 11, 2016 Global Textile Recycling Did you know that the average American produces 68 pounds of textile waste a year? We Americans purchase ...

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Who Are We?

Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District (LSWDD) provides a convenient local facility for solid waste collection with reuse and recycle options, operated in a fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible manner with a goal to educate and inspire the community to reduce waste.

The San Juan County Council established the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District June 26, 2012, to assume responsibility for solid waste disposal on Lopez Island. The LSWDD assumed full formal control of the solid waste and recycling operation on January 1, 2013. The LSWDD is governed by these goals: to be good stewards of the land by responsibly disposing of our waste, maximizing our recycling, and moving toward a strategy of “Zero Waste.” Read About Us for more info.

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