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


What is the name of your business or organization? Reverse Logistics Group

What does your business/organization do? We are an EPR (extended producer responsibility) compliance service provider and a producer...


What is your name? Molly McGrew

Where do you work and what do you do? I work out of my home in Lake Oswego. I'm a registered lobbyist representing Tribal clients, housing, healthcare, sustainable recycling, and...


Holly Stirnkorb

Holly Stirnkorb is a Principal Planner for Metro’s Waste Prevention and Environmental Services Policy and Program Development team. Holly brings more than two decades of public and private...