Member News

Tillamook County issues RFQ

24 Feb 2017

Oregon’s Tillamook County is seeking applications from consultants to advise on financial planning for its Solid Waste Department.

This request for qualifications (RFQ) is the first step in a two-step process, the county says. It is intended to select a number of qualified consultants, who will be invited to participate in a request for proposal (RFP) process for the completion of a proposal for the Solid Waste Department.

All work specified shall be awarded to a single contractor.

BRING's Inaugural Product Design Challenge!

21 Feb 2017

This March and April, BRING challenges community members to create innovative and sustainable product designs made from materials available at BRING. The objective: transform salvaged materials into new and relevant products such as furniture, décor, accessories, tools, and more. All finished products will be judged and prizes will be awarded Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. during St.

OBRC Proposes Refillable Bottle Program with Oregon Brewers

2 Feb 2017

Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), the operational entity behind Oregon’s Bottle Bill, is announcing efforts to develop an innovative refillable beer bottle program in partnership with Oregon breweries. As a national leader in environmental initiatives and craft brewing, Oregon represents an ideal setting to create a refillable beer bottle system.

AOR Member Andrea Norris Receives Benton County Environmental Award

14 Nov 2016

Andrea Norris and Toyota of Corvallis received the Benton County Environmental Awards at the 4th annual Environmental Issues Advisory Committee public forum on October 27, 2016 at the Corvallis Public Library.

Andrea Norris, marketing and development coordinator at Oregon State University’s campus recycling program and volunteer Co-Leader of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Waste Prevention Action Team, received the individual award for her efforts to move the community toward zero waste through outreach and education.

Oregon’s Material Recovery Rate for 2015 Tops 50 Percent for 5th Year in a Row

7 Nov 2016

Portland, OR—Despite a rise in waste generation, Oregonians exceeded their goal to recover 50 percent of waste, taking into account recovery credits, resulting in significant energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's 2015 Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Report. The recovery rate is the percentage of the total waste generated by Oregonians that is recycled, composted or recovered for energy. In 2015 Oregon's calculated waste recovery rate was 50.3 percent. 

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