AOR Blog


On Thursday, December 10th, over 130 passionate recyclers gathered at the McMenamins Kennedy School in Northeast Portland to examine the value of recycling in today's declining commodity markets. David Allaway of the Oregon DEQ kicked off the event with an in-depth commentary of John Tierney's early fall New York Times...


The City of Portland's Sustainability at Work newsletter recently profiled AOR Member City of Roses Disposal and Recycling. 

City of Roses, the first African American owned solid waste and recycling company in Oregon, is a specialized hauler for construction and demolition waste. Since it was founded in 1996 by Al...


The November issue of Plastics Recycling featured an in-depth article by Tim Buwalda, Christy Shelton, and Resource Recycling Staff covering the Oregon Plastics Recovery Assessment Project.

A snippet from the article:

"The Oregon Plastics Recycling Assessment effort was sparked by the state's recently adopted plan...


This webinar builds on previous webinars where we discussed how to recycle right with tactics and tools to improve residential recycling. This webinar will take a look at how to effectively minimize contamination in the recycling stream.

Join us to hear what needs to be done to clean up your recycling from a private...


The School of Sustainability alumni chapter is excited to announce that we are coming to you for our first annual Portland mix-and-mingle event!

Whether you are looking for a new job, recently moved to the Northwest, or want to meet alumni in the area, we would like you to join us for an evening of mingling and...