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 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Recycler of the Year Award winners:

Recycler of the Year - Company
Mt. Hood Meadows

Recycler of the Year - Education/Promotion Program
Eat Smart Waste Less Challenge

Recycler of the Year - Government
Kevin Kertzman, Bonneville Power Administration

Recycler of the Year - Nonprofit
Urban Gleaners

Recycler of the Year - "Carpet" Diem Award
Port of Portland

Alice Soderwall Reuse and Waste Prevention Award
ReClaim It!

Lifetime Achievement Award
Cloudburst Recycling

Recycler of the Year Award Winners

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