Welcome to AOR

The Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) was formed in 1977 to support the fledgling recycling industry and promote recycling in the state of Oregon. AOR provides a forum for discussing recycling issues at a level that reflects the deep pool of membership expertise. Our nonprofit 501(c)6 allows us to influence government policy. We encourage education and growth through newsletters, forums, tours, annual conferences and award presentations.

AOR members encompass a diverse group of city, county and state government staff; non-profit organizations; representatives from recycling and solid waste companies; compost processors; reuse organizations; colleges and universities; and private citizens. With over 500 members, AOR continues to set the industry standard for encouraging sustainable legislative initiatives and awareness.

AOR welcomes all regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, committee members, event participants, volunteers, contractors, exhibitors and all Oregonians. AOR values the well-being of all Oregonians and supports the conditions upon where we work and live that result in health and happiness.

Latest News from the AOR Blog


The 2017 Winter Forum will be held on Thursday, February 9 at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry in Salem. The Oregon SWANA Board invites all members to attend this fantastic event which will include a...


Dear AOR members,

Welcome to the new year! January has been anything but boring, as we’ve been slipping and sliding our way into 2017. As we brush off 2016 and focus toward the future, we reflect on a tough year...


The 2017 RecycleMania Tournament is right around the corner, and AOR encourages all colleges and universities in Oregon to get involved!

Throughout February and March of 2017, campuses across the country will be...