Recycler of the Year Awards

Each year, AOR selects individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to recycling and waste prevention to receive Recycler of the Year awards.

Award recipients typically demonstrate the following:

  • Enhancement of environmental welfare, through waste prevention, recycling, composting, innovation, or market development
  • A long-term commitment to waste prevention, recycling, market development, or community involvement
  • Innovation in proposing or implementing new, modified, or unique technologies, processes, or promotion
  • Economic benefits in terms of reduced costs to businesses, organizations, or the public
  • Transferability of recycling or waste prevention programs, processes, or efforts


Recycler of the Year Awards 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Recycler of the Year Award winners:

Recycler of the Year - Collector/Processor
Republic Services

Recycler of the Year - Government Employee
David McCall, Tillamook County

Recycler of the Year - Nonprofit
Birch Community Services

Recycler of the Year - Company/Organization
Fort George Brewery

Recycler of the Year - Education/Promotion Program
The ReBuilding Center

Alice Soderwall Reuse and Waste Prevention Award
Oregon Food Bank Network

Lifetime Achievement Award
Delyn Kies

Recycler of the Year Award Winners

For year-by-year details about the winners, click on the appropriate year below.