Oregon's oldest grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Accolades to Rob Guttridge

By Betty Patton, Past Board President

Recycling Advocates has been in existence for 30 years now. For well over 25 years, probably more like 27 or 28, Rob Guttridge has been a board member of our organization. September 2017 marks the first time he will no longer serve in that capacity. He is, however, still RA’s liaison to EarthShare, a donation umbrella of environmental organizations, and he is also on the board of directors of that group. In fact he is Vice President of that board. So we are not losing him as an active volunteer, he’s just shifting to focus on EarthShare.

Rob has ushered RA through a lot of campaigns, activities, and legislative focuses. He’s kept our organization together and functioning through a lot of ups and downs and a lot of changes, not only in RA but in the recycling and waste prevention world. He brought historical knowledge to the group that’s usually tough to find and always invaluable.

Rob has represented RA on various task forces and advisory groups. He has evaluated and commented on multiple proposed policy changes in the Metro region as well as statewide. He has been our liaison with EarthShare for years and continues to serve in that capacity. He has years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry and an excellent grasp of policy and program impact.

For those of you who know Rob, drop him a line. Say thank you. Add comments to our Facebook page. He’s been a good foundation for this group. Please give him your applause and gratitude.

Thank you Rob!

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