AOR Blog


For the third year in a row, The Partnership is providing grants to bring recycling professionals from across the U.S. together at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference.

Make your conference funding go further this fall! The Steve Thompson Memorial Grant from The Recycling Partnership gives free travel, accommodations...


By: Trevor Nace Apr 25, 2018 @ 11:36 AM 
originally published on Forbes
The UK is set to ban all sales of single-use plastics, including plastic straws and Q-tips from the country as early as next year. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the new ban during a meeting with Commonwealth nations, noting that...


Please Welcome James' Neighborhood Recycling Service to the AOR Membership!

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James' Neighborhood Recycling Service

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We have a door-to-door recycling service for our neighbors and other nearby neighborhoods...


Communities across Oregon  - and around the country - are struggling with contaminated recyclables, which has contributed to a sharp drop in interest in U.S. recycled materials from China, the major market for them. 

Contamination happens when we put things into recycling bins that can't be recycled and/or are dirty (i.e...


Resource Recycling compiled a great summary of “Recycling Markets Development in the 21st Century,” a workshop co-hosted by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) on April 4, 2018.

The event drew more than 140 people from several states to discuss a wide range of issues and...