Recycling for Schools
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
SOCRRA provides free recycling collection to schools located in our member communities in Michigan (Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy). For more information on SOCRRA's School Recycling Program, click here or call SOCRRA at 248-288-5150.
For information about recycling carts for schools, click here.
Are you a Michigan Green School?
The Michigan Green Schools program is coordinated through the Oakland Intermediate School District. Recycling is one of the required criteria to become a Michigan Green School — why not let SOCRRA help you start a program at your school?
For more information about Green Schools:
- please visit www.oakland.k12.mi.us/MiGreenSchools
- 2009/2010 Information Flyer for Michigan Green Schools
- tips for school recycling
Back to School Recycling (Video): This video provides an overview of what and how to recycle at schools in SOCRRA communities in Michigan. This is a great tool to use at the beginning of the school year to kick-off your program and remind students about recycling while at school.
Taking the Next Step at your School (Video): Cafeteria Recycling: For schools looking to divert even more material from the trash, the cafeteria is full of opportunities. Learn about how to set up a cafeteria recycling program, modeled by Pierce Elementary School in Birmingham, Michigan.
The ABC’s of School Recycling (Video): Starting a recycling program can seem daunting if you don’t know where to begin. As a Michigan Green School, Pierce Elementary in Birmingham recycles papers, bottles and cans, and other recyclables from their cafeteria. It didn’t happen overnight, so learn more about starting a program at your location with lessons learned at Pierce.