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


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...


Danielle Womble - incumbent

My name is Danielle Womble and I am a Western Region Recruiter for Waste Connections (2022-current), previously the Commercial Recycle Coordinator for our Vancouver District since...


Eric Stephens

From hand-sorting compost and recyclables at the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste program to managing commercial waste and recycling accounts in the Portland Metro area, my passion for the waste...