Welcome to AOR

AOR is a nonprofit 501(C)(6) trade association founded in 1977, committed to achieving a system of sustainable materials management by supporting high-quality recycling and composting, thoughtful consumption, and producer responsibility. AOR provides value to its members by hosting educational events, delivering publications to enhance our understanding and connections to diverse perspectives, and lobbying for legislation that supports sustainable materials management.

Our membership spans the gamut of the sustainable materials management industry. Nonprofits; waste haulers; recyclers; reuse organizations, state, federal, and local government; packaging producers, recycling equipment manufacturers, educational institutions and many others come together under the AOR umbrella to achieve these goals. 

Latest News From the AOR Blog

12-12-2023

As sustainable materials management professionals, we understand the import role consumption plays in reducing impacts on our climate. 
If you've been to an in-person AOR event, you know that we prioritize low-...

11-30-2023

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office is launching the Re-X Before Recycling Prize, administered by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy...

11-29-2023

DEQ is in the initial stages of reviewing policy needs to implement House Bill 3220 (2023), which will modernize the Oregon E-Cycles program, a statewide electronics recycling program. DEQ anticipates developing...

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