AOR Blog


Each year WSRA invites students interested in the recycling industry to apply for scholarships to attend their annual conference as a part of our Student Guest Program.

The scholarships provide an outstanding opportunity for future leaders in the industry to network with our members and industry professionals, expand...


Metro’s elected leaders will decide Tuesday whether to pursue burning the Portland area’s garbage to produce electricity at an incinerator four miles north of Salem.

The regional government’s staff will ask the Metro Council for authority to research the costs and benefits of burning our trash and open formal talks with...


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released its 23rd annual report on municipal post-consumer (residential and commercial) material recovery and waste generation in Oregon.

DEQ analyzed detailed annual surveys and disposal reports to compute waste recovery amounts for 2014 and estimated energy savings and...


In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) hosted its 2015 National Forum on December 8-9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Environmental experts from around the United States, Europe, and Canada gathered to discuss issues related to zero waste, product stewardship, and the circular economy.

As a...


The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is opening a new bottle redemption center at 14411 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, The new BottleDrop location will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, December 29th from 9am - 5pm.

If you are interested in taking a tour of the new facility on opening day, contact Cherilyn...