The AOR Board would like to thank Alex Bertolucci for his hard work and time dedicated to serving on the AOR Board. We wish him the best of luck in his newest endeavors!
The AOR Board would like to thank Gaelen McAllister for her hard work and time dedicated to serving on the AOR Board. We wish her the best of luck in her newest endeavors!
With Gaelen's departure, the Association of Oregon Recyclers is seeking candidates for the recently vacated position of Secretary on the Board.
AOR's Education and Membership Chairs are seeking volunteers for their committees!
Education Committee Volunteers
Gregg Hayward, R101's Education Chair is looking for 2 volunteers to help with the following projects:
AOR Education Chair Gregg Hayward is looking for a few volunteers to assist with Recycling 101.
Recycling 101 Links Spreadsheet:
AOR is seeking proposals for conference sessions and workshops for Sustainable Oregon 2020, AOR’s 42nd annual conference, which will be held June 10th - 12th at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Proposals are due 9/25, and will be decided on by our Conference Planning Committee. Selected proposals will be selected and speakers notified no later than December 13, 2019.
Please welcome Frederique to AOR! Read on to learn more about our newest member!
What is your name? Frederique (Fredde) Lavios
Where do you work and what do you do? Looking to make a career change (in the Portland Metro Area) in the field of environmental sustainabilityto serve the greater good. Currently working as a website designer and digital marketer, former licensed architect.
Tell us how you eMbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?
The Association of Oregon Recycler's Legislative Committee is recruiting new members!
The purpose of the committee, is to discuss materials management-related bills, provide feedback and make recommendations to the AOR Board to support, protest or remain neutral on bills introduced to the Oregon Legislature. The committee is comprised of 11 members and includes haulers, governments, consultants, processors/recyclers, businesses and non-profit representatives. There are currently 5 members of the committee with expired terms and we are seeking applications for the following spots:
AOR will hold board elections at the annual member meeting at Sustainable Oregon 2019 during lunch on Thursday, June 20. Several positions are up for election: Education Chair, Fundraising Chair, Legislative Chair, Markets Chair, and Treasurer.
What is your name?
Where do you work and what do you do?
I am Principal Consultant with Waste Knowledge, LLC, a waste/recycling/compost/zero waste consultancy.
Oregon may have a great reputation for recycling, but that doesn’t mean everyone is doing it right.
Numbers show an average of 25 percent of recycling in the United States is garbage, according to the National Waste & Recycling Association.
In the Portland metro, about 9 percent of what’s in a homeowner’s recycling bin is usually trash, according to Metro.