AOR Blog

07-19-2016

Founded in 2006, the Urban Gleaners mission is to help alleviate hunger by collecting edible surplus food from grocery stores, farmers markets, farms, event sites, and restaurants that would otherwise be thrown away. They redistribute food to agencies that feed the hungry. Food is also distributed through their Food to Schools...

07-19-2016

Mt. Hood Meadows has become a nationwide leader in their industry in the area of recycling. They go above and beyond the standard recycling efforts to include nearly all materials that are recyclable in Oregon. Some of the materials they collect (beyond curbside recyclables) include: film plastics, rigid plastics, rubber,...

07-19-2016

Food accounts for nearly 30 percent of all household garbage going from the Metro area to the landfill. At the same time, more than 509,000 Oregonians are food insecure. Food is too valuable to waste. To address these issues, Washington County, City of Beaverton, and City of Gresham launched a residential food waste...
07-19-2016

​ReClaim It! was started by Crackedpots. They recognized the need for a place where materials could be rescued from disposal. They created a place where the creative citizens of Portland can find unique materials. ReClaim It! is a nonprofit art and reuse retail store that salvages material from the Metro transfer station (...

07-13-2016

Thank you AOR members for giving me the opportunity to serve you through as the AOR chair! I have great appreciation for the AOR community, and I am humbly at your service.

Welcome to the Board Elizabeth Start, we’re excited to have both your experience in the hauling and now your current role at leading SCRAP is a...

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