Member News

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. 

Read more at Arrow Sanitary

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.

EPA’s Northwest Regional Food Recovery Challenge Winners Both Oregon-Based this Year

4 May 2020

The scope and scale of the food waste challenge in America is daunting. Recognizing the gravity,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through its EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge  program, is encouraging and empowering local programs to craft local solutions to this pervasive problem. EPA is incentivizing participation in the program by showcasing local food waste prevention champions, both nationally and regionally.

WM Designs MRF of the Future to Address Ongoing Market Issues

27 Apr 2020

In 2017, Waste Management (WM) began conceptualizing a materials recovery facility (MRF) that would help the company address two major ongoing market issues: high labor turnover rates and processing the highest quality materials for end markets.

Recycling and engineering teams at WM sat down and began designing a highly automated facility, known as Waste Management’s MRF of the Future, that would make high-quality material with the lowest labor possible.

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