Recycling Info

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All recycling will be picked up on Mondays. 

  • Please have all items out by 7:00am to ensure Pick Up.
  • Set Clean, acceptable recyclables in cart.
  • Large metal items should be placed near bin.
  • Residents can still set out small bins but can not weigh more than 60 pounds per bin.
  • For more info on recycling guidlines, please click here

Mixed Recycling sheet

Recycle Carts

Replacement 65- Gal = $30.00
95-Gal Swap  = $20.00 Up-Charge 
A 95 Gallon can is recommended for larger amounts of recycling opposed to 2 or more 65 Gallon carts.
Call DPW to make arrangements: 248-542-0340 – MON-THURS – 7am to 3pm

Businesses can also start recycling programs! Contact SOCRRA @248-288-5150 to start today!

 -Acceptable Curbside Items -

  • All papers - Newspapers, magazines, mail, paperback books, and paperboard boxes, phone books, shredded paper in a clear plastic bag
  • Empty food and beverage boxes, milk cartons, paper cups, drink and juice boxes
  • All plastic containers, empty and rinsed out.
  • Empty glass bottles and jars
  • Empty metal cans
  • Cardboard- Must be broken down and flattened to fit into cart.
  • Large Metal items - grills, bikes, lawn mowers, washers, dryers, file cabinets, shelving, water heaters. Please place next to recycling Cart. Please report any scavenging to the Police Department.
  • For a complete list, please click here

- Items accepted at SOCRRA drop-off center (no appointment necessary) -

  • Everything that is accepted curbside
  • Batteries - auto, boat, lantern, lead acid
  • CD, DVD, VHS tapes, cassettes
  • Clothes, shoes, toys, blankets
  • Hardcover books
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper shredding
  • Styrofoam


Household  Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • 995 Coolidge, Troy (between 14 Mile and Maple,  across from Meijer) Map
  • Available to SOCRRA residents and residents of Bingham Farms, City  of Bloomfield Hills and City of Rochester (no businesses).
  • ***NEW*** NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY ***NEW*** More Information
  • NO CHARGE for HHW disposal
Automotive Products
Lawn & Garden Products
Medical Items
  • Motor Oil/Filters
  • Oil Filters
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Brake/Transmission Fluids
  •   Gasoline (in Fire Marshall           approved container)
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  •   Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Fertilizer
  • Any old medication           (prescription or non)           Empty into unmarked zip top baggie
  • Syringes/Needles in rigid plastic           or metal container
Cleaning Products
Workshop/Paint Products
  • Any Household Cleaners
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Wood/Metal cleaners and polishes
  • Latex and Oil Paints
  • Adhesives and Glues
  • Paint thinner/remover
  • Caulk
  • Furniture Strippers
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
  • Cooking Oil
  • 4ft & 8ft fluorescent tubes

NOT ACCEPTED: Unlabeled waste or containers with unknown contents - Radioactive materials -         Explosives - Waste from clean-ups or spills - Hazardous waste generated by a business or industry

Electronics Recycling
  • 995 Coolidge, Troy (between 14 Mile and Maple,  across from Meijer) Map
  • ***NEW*** NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY ***NEW*** More Information
This service is available to ANY resident or business regardless of address

        Electronic items require special handling and should not be disposed of in regular trash.         Electronics can be brought to SOCRRA for recycling and safe disposal free of charge.         See below for examples of electronic items.   

  • Computer Monitors
  • CPUs
  • Televisions
  • Radios
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones
  •   Copy Machines/Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Stereos
  • Video Game Systems
  • DVD, VCR and CD Players
  • Routers

You are responsible for removing any sensitive or personal information from hard drives, etc.         SOCRRA does not provide this service.


Presciption Drugs Recycling-

Starting November 3, 2016, Expired Prescriptions can be dropped off at the Police Department Lobby for proper disposal. No sharps please! The Police Department is located within the City Hall Building at 111 E Nine Mile Road.



Still not sure how to recycle or dispose of an item?
Check out SOCRRA's Waste Wizard! 
Enter the item in the seach box and it will tell you!