Construction Update: Recycling Drop‐Off Center to Close After October 7th Until Further Notice

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SOCRRA E-NEWS UPDATE | September 2017

SOCRRA is converting its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to be able to process mixed recycling. Construction started in the spring of 2017 and is currently underway.

Due to the final phase of construction, SOCRRA must restrict access to the Recycling Drop‐off Center, including the paper shredder and Styrofoam recycling . The last day of operation will be Saturday, October 7th, until further notice.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste services will also be limited during this time. More information about temporary collections of these types of wastes will be shared on SOCRRA’s website and Facebook page as soon as available.

SOCRRA apologizes for this temporary disruption in service. Closing the site is necessary to ensure the safety of residents and construction crews working on the recycling facility. The site will re‐open sometime after the recycling facility construction is complete.

What can residents do with materials during this temporary closure?
Many of the materials collected at the Recycling Drop‐off Center are also accepted curbside, so residents are encouraged to recycle as much as they can in their curbside recycling cart. For information about what you can recycle curbside, please click here.

For materials not accepted curbside such as scrap metal, Styrofoam, plastic bags, hardcover books, clothing, plastic bottle caps, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, and floppy disks, residents are encouraged to hold on to materials until the site reopens.

There are alternative options for some materials. For plastic bags, check your local grocery store for plastic bag and film recycling containers (we spotted collection barrels near the bottle return departments at several area grocery stores). For Styrofoam, visit this website for additional drop‐off locations in the Metro Detroit area.

For household hazardous waste and electronics, special collection events will be conducted during this time. Please visit SOCRRA’s website and follow on Face‐ book for updates and details once available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting but busy time. These temporary disruptions will lead to long‐term improvements to provide top‐notch services.

Cart Delivery Update

SOCRRA completed delivery of 95,400 carts on September 8th. SOCRRA has already experienced an increase in recyclables collected in August compared to last year. We are excited to see what September brings! Carts = increase in recycling tons!