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Category Archives: News


December Newsletter 2012

December 20th, 2012

 Thank You, ORRA Members! As 2012 comes to a close, it is time once again to reflect upon the year and remember what is important in our lives, now more than ever.  Families come in many forms, and we are lucky to count ORRA members as a part of our families.   Thank you for all    Continue Reading


November 2012 Newsletter

November 21st, 2012

DEQ 2011 Material Recovery Report Recovery Rate Increases to 52.3%, Surpassing State Goal The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has released the 2011 Material Recovery Survey and the good news is that, for the second straight year, Oregon has surpassed its long term goal of a 50% recovery rate.  Oregon’s overall recovery rate for 2011    Continue Reading


October 2012 Newsletter

October 19th, 2012

Congratulations, ORRA Officers! 2012-2014 Steering Committee The ORRA Board of Directors elected the following officers at its September 20 meeting:  President, Mike Leichner, Pride Disposal Company Vice-President, Jason Craft, Arrow Sanitary/OR Paper Fiber/WCI Treasurer, Garry Penning, Rogue Waste Systems Secretary, Mike Huycke, Allied Waste of Salem Member at Large, Andy Kahut, Hoodview Disposal & Recycling    Continue Reading


Interesting Patterns in Accident Data

July 13th, 2012

A WASTEC member presented interesting new data on garbage truck collisions at WasteExpo to the NSWMA-WASTEC Safety Committee. The data, collected from more than 2,000 event recorders on garbage trucks, revealed: 1. More collisions occur on Monday than any other day of the week. 2. There is a noticeable increase in collisions in October – December. 3.    Continue Reading


Landfill Safety Concerns

July 13th, 2012

Allowing smaller vehicles to dump in and around commercial trucks is a big safety issue for landfill operators and their customers. It can be dangerous when a contractor or Joe-citizen parks his vehicle close to a truck as he is unlatching a compactor box or roll-off box. Compactors are often under pressure and will fly open and    Continue Reading