Member News

Commercial Insurance Renewals – Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

24 Jun 2021

Waste and recycle companies could be in for sticker shock when it comes to their commercial insurance renewal this year and next.  3 Top Insurance Companies for our industry Liberty Mutual, EMC and Allianz are preparing to non-renew their waste haulers and recyclers.  If you are with one of these insurance companies and you are getting non-renewed, be advised. 

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Alando Simpsono of City of Roses Disposal & Recycling Named Building Diversity Honoree

31 Aug 2020

Congratulations to AOR member Alando Simpson, CEO and owner of City of Roses Disposal & Recycling (COR), who was named a "Building Diversity Honoree" by the Daily Journal of Commerce. COR is a certified B-Corp with a diverse workforce and is the first waste company in the United States fully owned by African-Americans. The Building Diversity Awards honor disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small businesses, and combat-disabled veteran-owned firms as well as the public agencies, organizations, and large private companies that support them.

Arrow Parades Trucks for Three Year Old

19 Aug 2020

Kamden Park, 2, has spent his summer riding his bike, jumping on his trampoline and swimming. His very favorite days, however, are the two times a week that Arrow Sanitary driver, Mark McKenzie comes by to pick up his family’s yard debris in Southeast Portland.

When Arrow Sanitary’s team found out that Kamden’s third birthday was coming up they decided to do something a little special for the very big fan. 

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Agilyx launches feedstock management company

6 Jul 2020

AOR member, Tigard, Oregon-based Agilyx Corp., which chemically recycles plastics into chemical intermediates, fuels and virgin-like plastics, has announced that it is leveraging its existing plastic feedstock management system to create a new subsidiary company Cyclyx International Inc. The new company will help to develop new supply chains that will aggregate and preprocess larger volumes of postuse plastics than current systems can support, Agilyx says.

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