Methow Recycles

It's what we do here.

Twisp, WA   |  www.methowrecycles.org

Mission

Methow Recycles inspires and facilitates resource conservation through recycling, waste prevention, and materials reuse in the Methow Valley.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Betsy Cushman

Main address

PO Box 1057

Twisp, WA 98856 USA

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EIN

01-0741195

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

Rural (S32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is much cheaper and easier to landfill waste than recycle it in the the rural west, and our programs address this. Through meticulous attention to the requirements of the recycling industry and dedicated community involvement, our programs have succeeded where the public sector has not. Thanks to our efforts, the Methow Valley, home to 13.75% of the population of Okanogan County, produces only 11.3% of the county's landfill-bound waste and 36.6% of the county's recycled waste. We are actively building the parts of our program oriented toward waste prevention and reduction. These efforts include education about how and why to recycle, engagement of elementary school children, and development of materials exchange programs, tool library, and repair cafes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recycling

Whether hauled and sorted by homeowners and businesses or delivered by the local hauling company, Methow Recycles handles all of the recycling in the Methow Valley at our processing facility staff largely by community volunteers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our valley is a tourist destination with a reputation for incredible beauty, great outdoor recreation, arts, and mostly great weather. If we are wildly successful, that reputation will include an easy and progressive waste prevention and recycling ethic.

We are working with the towns and businesses to have a consistent and attractive set of waste stations available for visitors and customers. We are launching 3 new programs in the coming year to foster an already strong waste prevention ethic. These include Repair Cafes, Tool Libraries, and Building Materials Reuse offerings. We are working with Elementary School Students, faculty, and staff to engage them in building a culture of recycling and waste prevention and recycling.

Our 15 year history with the recycling program has provided a very solid base of support within the community and strong relationships with community partners. We were recently selected for funding by the WA State Department of Ecology Public Participation Grant program for funding for up to 2 years for the development of these new programs. Our board and committee structure is mature, engaged, and functional. Our most recently hired staff member, our Outreach Coordinator, is trained and ready to make a difference.

Our recycling program is successful and mature, with improvements in how we communicate about it in the pipeline. These improvements include simplification of explanations and signage. Initial funding has been secured for the launch of the new programs. The Department of Ecology grant is the largest we've ever received. With the contracts freshly signed we are ready to begin work. Replacement of signage at the recycling center, design of the Repair Cafe and Tool Library programs will take place over the winter. Increased marketing and media exposure and work with students will occur simultaneously.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Methow Recycles

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gina Monteverde

Jon Albright

No Affiliation

Jane Hubrig

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Michelle Dewey

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Walt Havens

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David Clement

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Cara Godwin

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Steve Oulman

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