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For the most up-to-date information on curbside recycling
guidelines, household waste and drop-off center information, etc.,
please visit the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery
Did you Know
- Every piece of paper, bottle or can set in your recycling
bin is CASH for your community. SOCRRA communities are rebated
approximately $860,000 per year.
- Recycling rebates keep overall trash and recycling
collection costs down. This means more dollars stay in your
wallet, rather than being paid out in taxes.
- Last year, SOCRRA residents recycled 31,000,000 pounds of
materials with these impacts:
- Paper and cardboard recycled saved 221,000 trees.
- Glass recycled saved 6,000 gallons of fuel.
- Plastic recycled saved 2,622 barrels of oil.
- Metal recycled could be used to build 76 metal framed
- SOCRRA recycling kept 21,000 metric tons of carbon
dioxide from being emitted - the equivalent of taking 8,300
cars off the road for one year.
- SOCRRA recycling saved enough energy to power all of the
homes in Beverly Hills for a full year
You Can Make a Difference!
SOCRRA Drop-Off Center
Location: 995 Coolidge, Troy
(Between 14 & 15 Mile Roads, across from Meijer)
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am - Noon
Open to the public at no cost.
No appointment necessary
What's Recyclable at the Drop Off Center?
Everything that goes in your recycling bin plus...
- Hardback Books
- Automotive Batteries
- Plastic Bags
- DVD,CD,VHS, Floppy Disks, Cassette Tapes
FREE Paper Shredding
Bring in your personal documents and shred them yourself
Used Clothing Collection
Drop your used clothing, shoes, blankets and toys in clothes
Special Disposal Services
SOCRRA residents only.
Appointment required. Call 248-288-5153.
No businesses, please.
Household Hazardous Waste
Residents may call to bring their toner & ink jet cartridges,
paints, solvents, garden chemicals, household cleaners, insulin
syringes, medications, compact fluorescent light bulbs, oils, and
other household hazardous waste from homes.
Check the SOCRRA
website for a complete list.
Don’t trash that technology...Recycle your old electronic
equipment! SOCRRA accepts computer monitors, CPUs, printers, TVs,
radios, telephones, cell phones, copy machines, fax machines,
stereos, VCRs and CD players. No wooden cabinets.
SOCRRA Curbside Recycling Guidelines
- Household Batteries (in clear baggies)
- Paper, paperback books, mail, newspapers, magazines,
catalogs and phone books. Place in paper or plastic grocery bag.
No hardcover books. Shredded paper may be placed in see-through
- Empty metal cans, aluminum foil and small scrap metal items
- Empty food and beverage boxes, milk cartons, paper cups,
drink & juice boxes.
- Glass bottles: clear, brown, blue and green
- All plastic containers that fit in your recycling bin
Reminder: Empty and Rinse Containers
More Metal Recycling
Need to recycle large metal items? Place items such as
grills, bikes, lawn mowers, washers, dryers, file cabinets, shelving
and water heaters next to your recycling bin.
Residents are asked to report scavenging to their local police
department or report
- Unfold, flatten and bundle boxes with twine or tape, and
place next to or under bin. Bundles must be no larger than your
- Unfold, flatten and stuff tightly all boxes and paper items
into a larger box, no larger than the size of your recycling
Questions? Call (248) 288-5150 or visit
Save a Step
Bring any size cardboard box to SOCRRA’s drop off facility. No
need to break down boxes. Make sure boxes are empty and clear of
packaging materials and trash.
Recycling is as Easy as 1-2-3
- Place all paper items in a bag or separate bin.
- Place metal, glass bottles, and plastic containers loose in
the bin, along with bagged batteries.
- Place bins at the curb.
Look What's Available at
- Learn more about the process of recycling.
- Discover where SOCRRA’s recyclables go.
- Take virtual tours of the recycling facility, trash transfer
station or compost site.
- Sign up for eNews and receive monthly updates through email.
- Need a place to take hard-to-recycle items?
- Check out the Waste Reduction Guide.
- See the Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Report scavenging.
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