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In the Loop - Summer 2019

Call for AOR Board Member Nominations AOR is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its Board of Directors. AOR, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association that promotes waste reduction, reuse and recycling, is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for carrying out its mission, vision, programs, projects and activities. AOR encourages our members to become industry leaders by running for the Board of Directors and/or by volunteering for one of our board-led committees. Serving on AOR’s Board is a two-year commitment, and board members are expected to attend monthly meetings either in-person or via conference call. Parties interested in the Board and/or Committee positions should send a resume or biography with a brief statement outlining why you would like to serve the organization/industry to AOR's President, John Woodman, by Monday, July 8.


Recycling Partnership's 2019 Grant RFP Looking to transition to cart-based recycling or bring recycling carts to every household in your community? The Recycling Partnership's 2019 grant RFP is here and has been revised to accommodate a variety of cart implementation strategies and provide increased funding. Check out what's new in the 2019 Cart Grant RFP here and complete your application! Here's the 411 on the new RFP:

  • Funding for carts available: up to $15 per cart (up to $825,000), plus $1 per household for outreach (up to $75,000).

  • Who can apply: any local government, solid waste authority, or federally recognized tribe seeking assistance to acquire recycling carts for new households. There is no minimum community size requirement.

  • What's included: funding comes with technical assistance from Partnership staff and tailored educational materials for your community to keep after grant process.

Contact Rob Taylor with questions or for more information.


Upcoming Partner Conferences & Webinars

  • The Association of Ohio Recyclers has partnered with the SWANA Ohio Buckeye Chapter and the Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals to host the 2019 Partners Conference. Register before 7/15 to receive early bird rates! Click here to learn more about the conference agenda and sponsorship opportunities.

  • The Recycling Partnership hosts free Webinar Wednesdays at 12 pm ET the last Monday of each month.

  • July 24 - Education and Outreach Tools for Your Recycling Program, featuring Film and Flexible Packaging - register now!

  • August 28 - How to Fight Contamination

  • September 25 - Education and Outreach Tools for Your Recycling Program

  • October 30 - How to Fight Contamination

  • November 20 - Education and Outreach Tools for Your Recycling Program

  • The Resource Recycling Conference & Trade Show will be held August 26-28, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Click here for more information on the conference.


Member Spotlight: Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is a single-county district established on August 29, 1988 by the Board of Commissioners of Cuyahoga County. The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District includes all incorporated and unincorporated territory in Cuyahoga County and a small portion of neighboring Geauga County (Village of Hunting Valley). The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District (CCSWD) is responsible for implementing the solid waste management plan through programs and services offered to the public. The CCSWD employs a staff of six. Our vision is for Cuyahoga County to be a national leader in the movement toward a world without waste and our mission is to educate, empower and enable people across Cuyahoga County to reduce, reuse and recycle. We practice the following core values daily. Responsibility We advocate for policies and legislation that reduce waste and support best practices in solid waste management. Integrity We act in an honest, ethical, professional, and respectful manner with each other and our community, taking personal responsibility and being accountable for achieving results.

Financial Stewardship We strive to be wise and responsible caretakers of the financial resources entrusted to us. Collaboration We work in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses and institutions to develop and implement effective waste management practices. Education We continually educate ourselves and our community regarding sustainability, recycling and best practices regarding sustainable waste management. The CCSWD strives to operate efficiently. It benefits from having a large infrastructure of private solid waste management and recycling service providers. This means that the District can focus on providing technical assistance and educational services for the District’s five targeted audiences. These include residents, schools, commercial businesses and institutions, industries, and communities and elected officials.


AOR Board of Directors

Officers President John Woodman Montgomery County Environmental Services Vice-President Molly Kathleen GT Environmental Secretary Matthew Hittle Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Treasurer Carol Giulitto ReWorks Assistant Treasurer Maria Ortiz Cuyahoga County SWMD

Board Members

Abby Anderson Pratt Industries Tiffany Barker Lorain County SWMD Michael Darling City of Dublin Anthony Gillund The Ohio State University

Taylor Greely


Lauren Karch Miami County SWMD

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