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This year's First Lego League competition had the theme of "Trash Trek" and two area teams are headed to national tournaments later this year. AOR promoted the competition last fall and the tournament and 15th annual Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournaments held over the weekend in Hillsboro.




At a work session Jan. 12 the Metro Council directed staff to explore two options that use the Portland region’s garbage as a resource: burning trash to make electricity, and post-collection garbage sorting that could increase what the region already recycles. 

These steps are the latest in a series the council has taken...


The hefty winter snowfall has inspired Oregonians to flock to sno-parks in local national forests, but the crowds have left rangers with a big mess to clean up behind them: dumped sleds.

The Oregonian reports more than 100 trashed sleds and 30 to 40 deflated inner tubes were left at the Wanoga Sno-Park the day after New...


Oregon stakeholder meetings on EPR for HHW
In 2015, Metro, the regional government in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, drafted a statewide concept bill under which manufacturers selling designated products such as pesticides, solvents, and flammable liquids into the state would be responsible for providing...


​This article from the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) press release.


Boston, Mass. - The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) released two reports today that shed light on how the industry-run PaintCare stewardship program benefits retailers, residents, contractors, and local governments. In...