Recycling is just as easy as taking out the trash!

SOCRRA provides both curbside and drop-off residential recycling programs for its 12 member communities - Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy.  

Recycling is collected weekly alongside trash and yard waste containers.  Place recycling out to curb by 7 am on your collection day.

When one of the following holidays falls on a weekday, collection for the holiday and remaining days of the week will be delayed one day.  These holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

On average, SOCRRA recycles 13,000 tons of paper, plastic, metal, and glass recyclables collected at the curb each year.  SOCRRA accepts newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, boxboard, cardboard, drink boxes and milk cartons, all plastic containers, metal cans, glass bottles and jars and more at the curb.

SOCRRA member communities earn a rebate for every ton of recyclables collected by SOCRRA.  Every piece of paper, bottle or can set in a recycling cart is “cash” for the community.  For our member communities, recycling avoids disposal costs, and provides revenue sharing on the sale of recyclables once they are sorted and processed by SOCRRA.  Participating your community’s recycling program will help to offset costs to operate recycling and trash collection services.


What can be recycled in your curbside cart?

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PAPER

Newspaper
Junk Mail
Cardboard
Magazines
 

METAL

Empty Cans
Aerosol Cans

 

Plastic

Bottles
Jugs
Containers

 

Cartons

Milk Cartons
Juice Boxes

 

GLASS

Bottles
Jars
All Colors


How to prepare cardboard:

All cardboard must be placed in the cart. Please flatten completely, reducing pieces to no larger than 3' x 3' in size. Please remove and dispose of all packing material. Beware! Cardboard jammed into the cart may get stuck, so please follow these guidelines to ensure your cart can be fully emptied.