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; nonprofit 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

09-03-2021

What is the name of your business or organization? 

Waste-Free Advocates (formerly Recycling Advocates)

What does your business/organization do? 

We empower and connect Oregon communities...

08-24-2021

"On Aug. 6, Oregon became the second state to sign into law an extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation for packaging. The Pacific Northwest state joins Maine, bookending the country with legislation that...

08-11-2021

What is your name? 

George Shaw

Where do you work and what do you do? 

Retired and ride bicycle.

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability in your home or workplace? 

I want to...

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