Green Okanogan
Welcome to Green Okanogan

--page updated 2/23/17

GO Again--our home improvement and building supply thrift store--has been revamped so it can receive more stuff! Reminder--we do not accept soft or upholstered furniture, just wooden and metal, please’n’thank you.

We’re waiting until the snow is gone to replace the forklift tires, as we continue to work on building, insulating and painting the volunteer break hasn’t really been getting warm enough yet, and 3 of the 4 new heaters need to be returned/exchanged for a different type.

In other chilling news, did you know the cold weather affects the volume of our plastic bales? Yeah, it seems the cold causes the #2 milk jugs to crack and crush down more, so it takes more to make a bale. Another reason to look forward to spring! No--wait--we get paid by the pound, so more in a bale is more efficient. OK, score *one* point for winter....

New Manager
While all of our volunteers are pretty great, Misty Taylor has been something of a ‘super volunteer’ since last spring. So, when the Community Foundation grant and online crowdfunder monies came in recently we were able to hire her for 20 hours a week as our "Operations Manager".
Duties include:
• Supervising operations decisions
• manage product intake, processing, and prep for shipment
• Inventory
• Train and direct volunteers
• Follow opening and closing procedures
• Delegate customer service
• Manage yard readiness; leave site ready for next shift
• Cash control
• and Manage organization and cleanliness of GO Again Thrift Store and warehouse.

Be sure to say hi to Misty the next time you come in to recycle or shop the thrift store!

What else? Oh—we’re going to get some GO t-shirts made, so if you’re buying your spring wardrobe be sure to leave room. ;-p

And there’s new green power in town--some of Christine Olson's 5th grade girls from Tonasket Elementary have started a club called "Green Girls". They're working on setting up collection for #1 plastics (such as water bottles) and mixed paper at their school, so it can be brought to us to recycle.
Way to GO! We admire your initiative and dedication. :-)

GO Celebrates Earth Day(s) in April
Trashion Show
Saturday, April 8
Trashion Show
Dinner, Silent Auction & Dessert Auction
Community Cultural Center
411 S. Western Ave, 98855
Silent Auction from 5-7 pm
Dinner at 6 pm
Trashion Runway Show at 7 pm

“Trashion” (trash + fashion) is a term for art, jewelry and clothing created from used, thrown-out, found and repurposed elements.

You are invited to join Green Okanogan for some pre-Earth Day fun as our models strut the creations they made by robbing the recycling bins !

Admission- $15
Call Carol for more info at 509-556-2250

Earth Day 2017
Saturday, April 22
"Natural Paints, Plasters, and Floors"
at Green Okanogan
3 Rodeo Road, Tonasket

Local expert, and co-author of The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide, Erica Wisner returns to GO on Earth Day to showcase natural and recycled materials for traditional interior decorating.

Earth, lime, sand, recycled glass, tile, and paper products can all be used to make paints, plasters, terrazzo or cob floors, mosaics, decorative fresco and sgraffito. Our area's own White Star lime is used internationally for amazingly sensuous and waterproof tadelakt finishes.

There will be pictures, samples, and recipes for these amazing, non-toxic, and high-performance natural finishes during our normal Saturday GO Recycle and GO Again hours of 10am - 4pm. Live demos and participation from 1-3pm. All are welcome.

If you'd like to help prepare samples of sub-floor, wall, and other surfaces before the workshop (and get an in-depth look at the process from start to finish) call Erica at 556-2054 or email Also see

GO Recycle & GO Again
at  3 Rodeo Rd
is just south of Tonasket
off Hwy 97 at Clarkson Mill Road 

For general feedback, input, and inquiries we can be reached at:

Green Okanogan
P.O. Box 604
Tonasket, WA 98855

(509) 486-0674


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