AOR Blog


The Association of Oregon Recyclers' Annual Member Meeting and Board Elections will take place on Thursday, June 14th, at the 2018 Sustainable Oregon Conference in Eugene.

Members will vote in our next Board members, and now is the time for you to throw your hat into the ring!

Serving on the AOR is a great way to...


The Northwest Product Stewardship Council's May 2018 Newsletter has a wealth of great stories, including a feature from Resource Recycling on Sustainable Materials Management in Oregon, CalRecycle Packaging Reform, and more!

Read the snippets here.

​PaintCare proposed to Oregon DEQ, which oversees the paint stewardship program, an increase in fees collected on cans of paint sold in Oregon.   Pending a public comment period, DEQ proposes to approve (PDF) the increase with conditions, among them that:   • PaintCare must submit quarterly budget reports to DEQ • PaintCare must...

Oregon DEQ's Peter Spendelow and ORRA's Kristan Mitchell sit down on OPB's "Think Out Loud" to discuss three things you should never put in your curbside bin. 

Story and Photo from Allison Frost/OPB.

Read more and listen here.


Press Release Issued by the National Recycling Coaltion on May 15, 2018

The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?
It is ours.  Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S. 

China has not been the creator of today’s crisis in the...