News

Great Islands Clean Up 2017  "American Gothic" 

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 ...

2017 Junk Bond is here! May 25, 2017 In response to the many requests, we now have another Junk Bond!  Click here to see it: http://www.lopezsolidwaste.org/swap/. Daphne Morris, ...

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup May 5, 2017 The Annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for Lopez Island is scheduled June 25th, 2017 from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm ...

Great Islands Cleanup 2017 – a record-breaking effort! May 4, 2017 This year’s GICU beat all previous records for volunteer numbers, with 121 community members coming out to help! The representation ...

Jan 1, 2017: Tetra Paks are now trash December 17, 2016 We have concluded that tetra paks and waxed coated paper containers are NOT recyclable.  These containers are garbage and contaminate ...

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Education

Ashi Bartolucci shredding plastic for the ReMake Lab

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 ...

Update on 5th Grade Math class partnering with LSWDD February 20, 2016 At the beginning of the school year, Nikyta Palmisani began a weekly partnership with Alex Nellie to combine issues of ...

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Inspiration

Mini Trashion Fashion for Board Appreciation Party 

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 ...

Zero Waste Challenge February 20, 2016 We are looking for 12 people (or more) to take the ‘Zero Waste Challenge’. The challenge is described below. ...

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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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