Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP)
SWAP Vision Statement
SWAP supports the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District with supplemental funds and by educating the community on responsible waste management practices, working toward zero waste.
SWAP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to providing financial and promotional support to the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District and waste reduction efforts across Lopez Island.
SWAP is a tremendous asset to Lopez Island, supporting the Solid Waste District volunteers, educating the community on advanced recycling practices, and producing extremely useful goods from materials that could otherwise be considered garbage.
SWAP was also fundamental in the formation of LSWDD. 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, SWAP initiated a community survey about service needs and organized community meetings to identify scenarios for a locally controlled solid waste and recycling program.
SWAP contributions to LSWDD
Lopez Saturday Farmers' Market
Information about volunteering
Conversation about reuse, recycling, reducing, and repurposing
Skirts made from t-shirts
Shopping/carrying totes made from feed bags
Supporting school activities on zero waste
Funding community zero waste projects
Earth Day clean-up
Volunteer appreciation events
Purchasing equipment, materials, supplies for use at the Lopez Dump
Fixing the holes in the Lopez Dump roads
Making cash contributions toward the general operating expenses of the Disposal District
Funding the Levy which provides tax monies that fund the Disposal District
Provide a scholarship to a graduating high school senior
Contributing to SWAP
SWAP is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Financial contributions to SWAP are used to support the goals and operations of the Disposal District.
To contribute to SWAP, send your check made out to “SWAP” to P.O. Box 457, Lopez Island, WA 98261. SWAP will send a receipt acknowledging your contribution to keep with your tax records. Or use the donate button on the SWAP website.
P.O. Box 457
Lopez Island, WA 98261