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



DEQ is undertaking the second of two rulemakings to clarify and implement the Plastic Pollution and Recycling Modernization Act of 2021. The Act requires producers of packaging, paper products and food...


What is the name of your business or organization? 

GreenWay Recycling

What does your business/organization do?

We operate a successful mixed construction and demolition sorting and processing...


The pre-application for the Oregon DEQ Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine Grants is live! The grants program was paused in 2020 to address some of the inequities and inefficiencies of our application process and to better align...