LOPEZ JUNK BONDS & LOPEZ DUMP T-SHIRTS
You can now purchase our popular $25 Lopez “Junk Bonds” created by Lopez artist Kate Scott at Paper Scissors on the Rock. Proceeds will help the LSWDD buy needed equipment and supplies such as first aid kits and safety vests as the District takes over the Dump operation from San Juan County. Junk Bonds make the ultimate Lopez gift: locally made, packable, mailable and totally recyclable!
HOW TO BUY JUNK BONDS AND LOPEZ ISLAND DUMP T-SHIRTS BY MAIL ORDER
Please send your check to: SWAP, P.O. Box 457, Lopez Island, WA 98261. Prices:
Junk Bonds: $25 each plus $2 postage and handling.
T-Shirts: $15 each plus $4 postage and handling for 1 shirt or $6 postage and handling for 2 or more shirts.
SWAP (Solid Waste Alternatives Program) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support to the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District, the Lopez solid waste and recycling facility, and responsible waste management on Lopez. The organization was founded in December 2011 by concerned Lopez residents seeking a local option in response to the planned phase-out of County involvement in solid waste management. In the initial months SWAP initiated a community survey to elicit opinions about service needs and values, and organized community meetings to probe possible scenarios for a locally controlled solid waste and recycling program managed according to Lopez values. SWAP volunteers drew plans for a viable operating system and interfaced with County and Port of Lopez officials in an effort to move the process toward the goal of a Lopez-controlled and managed program. That process culminated in the decision to proceed on the basis of establishing a Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District and SWAP volunteers gathered signatures on petitions to demonstrate support. The County Council officially acted to establish the Lopez District on May 26, 2012.
With the establishment of the LSWDD, which oversees the operation of the Lopez program, the role of SWAP has shifted to that of a support organization. SWAP will be active in promoting and publicizing District activities by staffing a booth at the Saturday Market, hosting special events, managing the LSWDD/SWAP web site, and raising additional funding for District operations. In addition, SWAP will provide educational and informational materials to promote responsible waste disposal on Lopez and promote the District’s goal of “Working Toward Zero Waste.”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sarah Eppenbach, Chair; 468-4788
Kate Scott, Vice-Chair; 468-3837
Glen Maxson, Treasurer; 468-2286
Sheila Metcalf, 468-4595; Meg Ryan, 468-4330; Raiti Waerness, 468-4868; Patty Ward, 468-3246
P.O. Box 457
Lopez Island, WA 98261