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


In August, AOR launched a new event series called On the Road with AOR. On the Road with AOR events bring professionals from around Oregon together to discuss recycling issues and tour facilities. Moving forward, we...


This award was given to Julie Daniel in recognition of her many years as a leader in sustainability. In 1996 Julie started working at BRING as a part-time administrative employee. In 1998, during a crucial...


2015 Sustainable Oregon Conference attendees will recognize Liz Start as the genius behind the AOR House Party and legendary "Cards Against Sustainability".

Today, you'll recognize Liz in her new role as...