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.

About SWAP

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

        Junk Bonds

Education

        Supporting school activities on zero waste

        Funding community zero waste projects

Funding

        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.  

Website

https://lopezswap.squarespace.com/

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 457
Lopez Island, WA 98261

lopezswap@gmail.com

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