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



Benton County Announces Request for Proposals for Sustainable Material Management Plan 

Benton County is inviting qualified firms throughout Oregon, nationally, and...

The Plan Guide for the Mattress Stewardship Program is now available. This guide is intended to assist prospective stewardship organizations in understanding the form and manner for submitting a plan to the Oregon...

What is your name? John Deuel 

Where do you work and what do you do? I am a former recycling manager that now supports sustainable materials management as an independent volunteer.

Tell us how you enbrace...