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Appliances
  • Appliances are recycled as scrap metal. Appliances that contain Freon can be brought to our facility at no cost to a SOCRRA resident. Non-SOCRRA residents/businesses are charged $20.00 for Freon removal.

 

http://www.designerappliances.com/articles/recycling-resources-for-appliances-and-other-kitchen-items/

Asbestos House Siding & Ceiling Tiles

A regular trash item; not the same type of asbestos that is used for insulation or pipe wrap.

Auto Parts

SOCRRA doesn't accept engines (call a junk yard).  SOCRRA will take metal doors or metal bumpers for free-as scrap metal at the Troy Transfer Station.  Place in scrap metal pile on west side of the building.

Batteries

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities should place these small batteries in a plastic baggie in their recycling bin.  SOCRRA does not accept batteries from businesses, nor from non-residents due to high cost for disposal.  Not accepted at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center. 

Batteries from cars, motorcycles, boats, golf carts, lawn mowers, etc (Lead Acid)

Recyclable at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center at no charge (cannot be placed in the curbside bin). Home Depot, just north of the MRF, takes rechargeable batteries from small power tools.  

Books

Hardcover books can be dropped off at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center (cannot be placed in the curbside bin).  Paperback books can be placed in the curbside bin.

Brush, Branches

Residents of Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lathrup Village & Oak Park are to neatly stack 4 to 4 1/2-foot long branches at the curb on collection day, with large ends closest to the street, so they can be chipped by their City's contractor.  (Chipping service for Ferndale, Hazel Park and Lathrup Village is for 52 weeks a year; Oak Park's chipping service is for a 41 week season starting with the first full week in April).  Or, branches can be cut into 4 to 4 1/2 feet lengths, bundled with twine and placed at the curb to be collected as trash (bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds).

Residents of Beverly Hills, Clawson & Royal Oak are to cut branches 4 to 4 1/2 feet long and bundle.  Bundles will be collected by yard waste collector for composting.  Shorter sticks should be placed in yard waste bags for pickup by yard waste collector.

Residents of Huntington Woods are to neatly stack all branches for chipping by the City's contractor. Chipping service is for 52 weeks a year.

Residents of Berkley, Birmingham, Pleasant Ridge & Troy are to bundle 4 to 4 1/2-foot long branches with twine and place at the curb to be collected as trash (bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds).

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring compostable bundles (branches less than 4 feet long and less than 2 inches in diameter) into the Troy Transfer Station during the winter months (check the web site for actual dates) at no charge.

Small twigs are not considered brush and should be placed with yard waste.

Building Materials

Bring these materials to SOCRRA for disposal. 

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Cardboard boxes (even pizza boxes – with residual food removed!)

To have your cardboard boxes picked up for recycling at curbside, prepare in one of the following ways:

  • Unfold, flatten and bundle boxes with twine or tape and place inside, next to or under bin. Bundles must be no larger than your recycling bin.
  • Unfold, flatten and stuff tightly all boxes and paper items into a larger box (no larger than the size of your recycling bin).
  • Residents of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Ferndale and Royal Oak may set large, empty appliance boxes next to recycling bin. Make sure boxes are clear of packing materials and trash. No need to break them down!
  • You can also bring them to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center "as is" - no need to break them down, tie or tape them.
Concrete

Take to: Novi Crushed Concrete, 46900 W. 12 Mile Road in Novi (free) 248.305.6020, T J Fiore Crushed Concrete for inexpensive disposal (33300 Mound Road in Sterling Heights) 586.939.6200. Otherwise, SOCRRA accepts at Troy Transfer Station for a fee.

Cooking Oil

Technically not a hazardous waste, but since a liquid (i.e., not a "solid waste"), should not be thrown in trash. Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring cooking oil to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center.

Dirt

You can take clean, uncontaminated dirt to the Troy Transfer Station.

Drink Boxes And Paperboard Beverage Containers

See "PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINERS AND DRINK BOXES".

DVDs

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring these item's to the dropoff center.

Electric Appliances/Misc. Items

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can place these items in their recycling bin; otherwise, anything that plugs into an electrical socket can be deposited into the scrap metal roll-off at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center.

Includes Vacuum Cleaner, Blender, Toaster Oven, Curling Iron, Microwave Oven, Christmas Lights, Extension Cords, Etc.

Electronic Equipment (Tvs, Computers, Telephones, Etc.)

Electronic equipment can be brought to SOCRRA’s Electronics Recycling Center at no charge. SOCRRA is NOT responsible for removing personal information from computers. More Information

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Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Cfls

SOCRRA doesn't accept from businesses; residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring these items to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center. Incandescent light bulbs are a trash item.

Freon Removal

SOCRRA will accept appliances with the Freon still in them at no cost to a SOCRRA resident. Non-SOCRRA members and Businesses are charged $20.00 for freon removal.

Gasoline

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring gasoline (and empty gas cans) to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center. Needs to be brought in a State Fire Marshal-approved container (not a milk jug). Cannot return container since SOCRRA doesn't dump the fuel, only places resident's container in a 55-gal drum for disposal. They are not accepted as scrap metal through the SOCRRA Drop-Off Center as they present explosion hazards when items are shredded.

Glass Bottles

All colored glass bottles and jars (including green and blue) can be placed in the curbside recycling bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities or brought to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center. Metal lids can remain on bottles.

Hardcover Books

Hardcover books can be dropped off at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center (cannot be placed in the curbside bin).

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring household hazardous waste to theHousehold Hazardous Waste Disposal Center. Please bring proof of residency - status will be verified at drop-off.

Insulin Syringes

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities should place in a labeled metal coffee can/heavy plastic coffee container and bring in via the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal program.

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Junk Mail

Place in paper or plastic bag in curbside bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities with newspapers and other mixed paper.

Landscape Timbers

Cut to 4 feet lengths or less, bundle and place at the curb as trash. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds (no loose material). You can also bring them to the Troy Transfer Station (maximum length is 8 feet).

Logs

Burn as firewood or cut to 2 foot lengths or less, bundle and place at the curb as trash. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. You can also bring them to the Troy Transfer Station (maximum length is 8 feet).

Lumber

4X4's, DEMOLITION MATERIAL Cut to 4 foot lengths or less, bundle and place at the curb as trash. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. You can also bring them to the Troy Transfer Station (maximum length is 8 feet).

Members Of The Authority

Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Troy.

Metal (Cans, Aluminum Foil, Pie Tins, Scrap Metal, License Plates, Etc.)

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can place any kind of metal in their curbside recycling bin. If it fits in the bin, put it in! If it is too large for the bin, bring to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center. If the item is mostly metal and is small enough to fit in your recycle bin, put it in. If the item is mostly metal, but larger than your recycle bin, please bring to the SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center. If the item is mostly plastic, please throw away. Christmas lights may be brought to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center and placed in the scrap metal container. Bulbs do not need to be removed.

Microwave Ovens

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can place in their curbside recycling bin or deposit in the scrap metal roll-off at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center.

Milk Cartons

See "PAPERBOARD BEVERAGE CONTAINERS AND DRINK BOXES".

Motor Oil Containers Or Bottles With A 'Poison' Label

Place empty cans or bottles in trash. Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities may bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center.

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Paint Cans

If empty and clean remove lid and place in recycling bin. If dried thick crust of paint – put in trash or scrape out so empty can is recyclable. If liquid paint is still in can – residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center.

Paper

Office paper, tissue paper, gift wrap, holiday cards, junk mail, construction paper, manila folders, loose-leaf paper, computer paper, carbonless forms, magazines & catalogs, telephone books (place loose in bin or in bag with all other fiber), newspapers, paperback books - Place all together in a brown paper (or plastic) bag in your curbside recycling bin or bring to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center. (No Kleenex, toilet tissue, paper towels or napkins.) Shredded paper can be placed in tied, see through plastic bags in the curbside bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities or you can bring to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center.

Paperback Books

Place in brown paper (or plastic) bag in curbside bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities or bring to SOCRRA'S Recycling Drop-Off Center.

Paperboard Beverage Containers And Drink Boxes

Items such as empty food and beverage boxes, milk cartons, paper cups, drink & juice boxes can be placed in the curbside recycling bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities or brought to SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center.

Paper Shredding

A large paper shredder is housed in a shed at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center and is free and open to the public Shredded paper stays with SOCRRA.

Pesticide Disposal

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center).

Plastic Bags

Clean, empty plastic bags are accepted at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center (cannot be placed in the curbside bin). The following are accepted by SOCRRA's plastic recycler at this time: Plastic bags from grocery/drug stores/dry cleaners/bags newspapers come in/bread bags/clean empty trash bags. Place the bags in the containers in the Plastic Bag shed. No twine or plastic handles please.

Plastic Containers

All plastic containers (if it held something it is a container) can be placed in your curbside bin in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities or can be dropped off at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center - no need to look for the number on the bottom of the container. Examples of acceptable material are water bottles, tubs, trays, buckets (kitty litter containers), milk jugs, orange juice containers, soap containers, microwave dishes, Cool Whip containers, butter tubs, shampoo bottles, molded plastic containers (like strawberry containers, plastic flower flat containers), etc. Please make sure they are empty and rinsed out. Also please remove hard plastic caps and recycle at the drop-off center. Soft lids that come on yogurt containers, butter tubs, etc. can stay on the container. Plastic trash cans or even old recycling bins can be recycled at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-off Center.

Propane Tanks

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities only can bring in to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal program.These are not accepted as scrap metal at SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center as they present explosion hazards when items are shredded. If you live outside SOCRRA's boundaries, call your local DPW. Consider taking empty tanks to exchange center (at hardware store or gas station) for refill as a spare.

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Railroad Ties

Cut in lengths less than 4 feet, bundle and place at the curb as trash. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. You can also bring them to the Troy Transfer Station (maximum length is 8 feet).

Sharps Collection Programs for Michigan Residents click here for more information
Shingles

Throw in the trash. Container must be no heavier than 50 lbs. Bag no heavier than 40 lbs.

Shrubs With Roots

Accepted at the Troy Transfer Station for a fee. .

Styrofoam

As of 12/01/2014, SOCRRA is now accepting Styrofoam at our drop off center, 995 Coolidge Hwy., Troy. Styrofoam will not be collected at the curbside.

Thermometers

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring UNBROKEN thermometers to the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center. SOCRRA does NOT accept broken thermometers. For broken thermometers and exposed materials such as carpet, fabric, etc – please contact your county’s health department.

Tires

Whole tires are no longer acceptable for disposal in landfills (per State). Residents are encouraged to take tires to a tire installation store for proper disposal for a small fee.

http://www.silverliningtirerecycling.com/

Tree Limbs
    Residents of Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lathrup Village & Oak Park
  • neatly stack 4 to 12-foot long branches (up to 6-inch diameter) at the curb, with large ends closest to the street, so they can be chipped by their City's contractor,
  • or, branches can be cut into 4 to 4 1/2 feet lengths, bundled with twine and placed at curb to be collected as trash (bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds).
    Residents of Beverly Hills, Clawson, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak & Troy
  • cut branches 4 to 4 1/2 feet long, bundle and place at curb, for collection as trash,
  • or hire a private contractor to chip branches.
    Residents of Huntington Woods
  • neatly stack 4 to 12-foot long branches (up to 6-inch diameter) for chipping by the City's contractor

Residents of SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring compostable bundles (branches less than 4 feet long and less than 2 inches in diameter) into the Troy Transfer Station during the winter months at no cost. Click here for location, hours of operation & rates. Small twigs are not considered brush and should be placed with yard waste.

Tree Stumps

Accepted at the Troy Transfer Station for a fee. Click here for location, hours of operation & rates. Troy Transfer Station

Truck Weighing

SOCRRA has a certified scale at the Troy MRF and will provide weight and ticket for a fee.

Twigs

Pencil-thin twigs should be broken up and placed in yard waste bag or container for composting.

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Videotapes

Residents in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring these item's to the dropoff center.

Wooden Fence Posts

Cut in lengths less than 4 feet, bundle and place at the curb as trash. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. You can also bring them to the Troy Transfer Station.

Yard Waste

Residents (not businesses) in SOCRRA's Member Municipalities can bring their Christmas trees, bags of leaves or brush bundles to the Troy Transfer Station over winter months only (usually early December to early April), for composting, at no charge. SOCRRA does not accept yard waste in plastic bags.

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