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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!



Recycling Today reports on SWANA's comments to the WTO regarding China's ban on certain scrap imports. Click here to read SWANA commentary.

CNN Money reports on the panic sweeping the $5-biillion-dollar a year US recycling industry as the first effects of the sword are felt.


At the AOR conference we had a discussion with you, our members, about what AOR should focus on in the coming year. David Keeling with the Steel Recycling Institute (proud member of all State Recycling Organizations, or SROs, in the country!) made a pitch for AOR to join NRC.

After a robust discussion with the Board...


It’s that time of year again!



September is National Preparedness Month. FEMA has a wealth of information on their website to help get you and your communities prepared for when disaster strikes. Here in Oregon, AOR has teamed up with ORRA to present two case studies on being prepared for whatever emergency may arise.

An Office Case Study: City of...


Resource Recycling reported last month that China will be banning imports of recovered mixed paper, as well as recycled PET, PE, PVC, and PS, textiles and vanadium slag - woudl be baneed from import into the country later this year.

Many in the industry feel the ban would have a devastating impact on recycling on a...