AOR Blog


Laura Leebrick - incumbent

Since 2014, Laura Leebrick has served as the Community & Governmental Affairs Manager for Rogue Waste, Inc., based in Medford, Oregon. She has 24 years of experience in the private sector solid waste and recycling realm, in roles ranging from recycling education and outreach, collection...


Lexi Howell

I am a third-generation hauler with a lifelong understanding of the solid waste industry. I currently serve on the management team at North Lincoln Sanitary Service working in my family business. Growing up in a rural community in Lincoln City, Oregon, I have been immersed in the industry from an early age...


Elizabeth Cole - Incumbent

Elizabeth Cole is a Recycling & Waste Reduction Program Coordinator with the City of Beaverton. She works on numerous projects from assisting Beaverton businesses with recycling and waste reduction to regional campaigns on food waste prevention as well as collaborative projects to improve...


EPA is soliciting comments on the “Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution,” which builds upon EPA’s National Recycling Strategy and focuses on actions to reduce, reuse, collect, and capture plastic waste.

Comments are due by June 16, 2023. EPA is asking the public to consider several key questions in the...


EPA’s Recycling Infrastructure and Market Opportunities Map, which was released on April 21, 2023, is now open for public comment through June 26, 2023.

The map displays existing recycling and municipal solid waste infrastructure, estimated per capita generation and recycling of post-consumer material, and other relevant...