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The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health is considering a secure medicine return regulation similar to those in Snohomish County and King County, which are preparing to implement programs in 2017. The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health will vote on the regulation Dec. 7, 2016 and seeks comments until then. At its October...


Metro has released its solid waste forecast for 2017-18 .

The forecast describes economic trends and changes in the wet waste, dry waste, and recycling landscape which will affect future waste streams. Based on these factors, it predicts how much and what types of waste our region is generating and will generate through...


Commodities have slid backwards for October 2016.  OCC, Mixed Paper, Plastics, and Ferrous Metals all softened and will have a negative impact on the value of commingled material.  

Hanjin bankruptcy issues have reduced the number of export shipping containers and effected the overall capacity to ship, thus sustaining...


With the return of the rain, it's the perfect time to start daydreaming about your summer vacation! And what better place to go than the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort on June 7-9th, 2017 for AOR's Sustainable Oregon 2017 Conference? That's right, we're headed back to the beach, and it's not too early to start planning your stay...


Looking for a way to get more involved with AOR? Volunteering for one of our committees is a great way to network and get plugged into latest industry issues!

The following committees are seeking volunteers:

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee develops a variety of aspects of the annual conference...