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Sustainable Oregon 2017 Call for Presentations


Sustainable Oregon 2017, AOR’s 39th annual conference, will be held June 7th - 9th, 2017 at the Salishan Resort in Glendeden Beach on Oregon's beautiful central coast. 

AOR's conference attracts a...


Article by James Cronin, Portland Business Journal

A Sherwood recycling and refuse disposal firm has become the first of its kind to join the state’s Clean Fuels Program, investing millions into new, natural gas-burning trucks.

Pride Disposal Co. is one of the latest businesses to sign up for the statewide program...


Some of you may remember Nunpa, our final speaker of the day in the Rural Recycling panel at this year's AOR conference. Nunpa, the founder and director of the non-profit Ant Farm helps connect kids in the Sandy, OR corridor with work and the natural environment. His connection to recycling? His non-profit pays the rent of...


Who knows? Paul Lepinsky may be the canary for a soon bygone era… He operates A& P Recycling in The Dalles, Oregon. Tough veneer. I wouldn’t tussle with him. The truth, Paul is one of those nicest people you ever met. He was hauling beer back in ’72 when the Bottle Bill implemented. Paul’s boss exclaimed at that time: “I...