AOR Blog


BottleDrop, Oregon’s container deposit and redemption program, is introducing a new program to help non-profits around the state use recycling to raise money this holiday season. Help [us] participate in the program by

BottleDrop will match a percentage of donated refunds based on the total amount raised using blue bags from November 20th to December 20th this year. The more we raise, the more we get back, so please help us raise as much as possible for AOR! ‘Tis the season to Give through BottleDrop!



Are you a municipal representative?

Do you want to help design a new data management, program assessment, and public outreach service that will be available free-of-charge to municipal solid waste and recycling program managers in 2018?

The Re-TRAC Connect team is very excited about developing the...



AOR’s legislative committee provides a forum for members to discuss materials management-related legislation and provide feedback and make recommendations to the AOR Board to support, protest or remain neutral on bills introduced to the Oregon Legislature.

The Board recently completed a review of the...


National Sword Impacts on Regional and National Recycling Systems AOR Fall Forum 

What is China’s proposed ban and why is this happening?

In March 2017, China enacted “National Sword 2017,” which imposed severe restrictions (allowing only .3% contamination) on the import of recyclable materials. On July 18, 2017,...





Opportunity to own a sustainable, bike-based, award- winning, mission-driven, local Portland business. 

GO Box is an innovative service providing reusable takeout containers to food vendors and their customers. With conveniently located drop sites and a free mobile app, GO Box...


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is working with Portland State University’s Community Environmental Services to conduct a five-part study on wasted food generation in the State of Oregon. The main research objectives for this study are:

Understand the informational, psychological, socio-economic, and...