AOR Blog

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is following the proposed China ban of post-consumer plastics and unsorted paper closely and is engaged in ongoing conversations with local governments, collectors, processors and industry representatives. Given the major market disruption this is causing, DEQ and its partners are...

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,...


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

Contact Amy or Alex at AOR to get a blue bag tagged with AOR's fundraising tag. Fill the blue bag with...