About SOCRRA


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Visit their website: www.socrra.org

SOCRRA is a municipal corporation founded in the early '50s. SOCRRA consists of twelve member municipalities with a total population of approximately 283,000 and covers an area of 75 square miles.
Member cities are Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Troy.
SOCRRA operates a Transfer Station in Troy (on Coolidge north of 14 Mile) and a compost site in Rochester Hills. The Troy facility receives and compacts the mixed municipal solid waste for transfer to a private landfill for disposal. 
SOCRRA also operates a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Coolidge north of 14 Mile that receives recyclable materials collected at curbside by the member municipalities. These recyclables are delivered to the MRF where the material is weighed and placed on the various processing conveyors for further sorting and baling for shipment to markets. The MRF is designed to process 100 tons per day in an eight hour shift, or 26,000 tons per year.
SOCRRA has ongoing recycling education outreach programs including group tours of the Material Recovery Facility and Recycling 101 Workshops.  SOCRRA has sponsored a Recycling Jamboree which educates the public on reducing, reusing and recycling with emphasis on how to prepare recyclables for set out at curbside.
 

 

Locations, Hours and  Rates for SOCRRA Facilities

All facilities are closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day,  Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.   Payment by cash, check, debit or VISA and Mastercard – must have  valid Michigan driver’s license.

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Recycling Drop-off Center 

SOCRRA's Recycling Drop-Off Center is open 6 days a week and free to the public. Drop-Off Center is located at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI (between 14 Mile and Maple).

Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 7AM - 1PM

At SOCRRA's Self Service Recycling Drop-Off Center, you can recycle:

Mixed Recycling

  • Newspaper
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Milk Cartons
  • Juice Boxes
  • Empty Cans
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Glass Bottles
  • Glass Jars
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Jugs
  • Plastic Containers

Bulky Rigid Plastics

Plastic items larger than a 5 gallon bucket such as:

  • Old curbside recycling bins
  • Plastic Laundry baskets
  • Plastic lawn/patio chairs
  • Plastic toys
  • Plastic buckets
  • Plastic crates
  • Plastic totes or storage containers

Cardboard – Please Flatten Boxes

Scrap Metal Items

  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Holiday Lights

Other Recyclables

  • Styrofoam (no peanuts)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Hard Cover Books
  • VHS Tapes
  • Cassettes
  • CDs
  • Bottle Caps
  • Clothes and Shoes

 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

SOCRRA's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Center is open 6 days a week. Drop-Off Center is located at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI (between 14 Mile and Maple).

Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 7AM - 1PM

 

This service is available ONLY to residents of our 12 SOCRRA communities as well as Bingham Farms, the City of Bloomfield Hills (not the Township) and Franklin Village. Residents of the City of Rochester and Rochester Hills may use this service after purchasing a voucher from their city office. Paper voucher must be presented at SOCRRA. Residency will be verified by attendant. 

Some materials require special handling for safe disposal and should not be placed in the trash.
See below list for examples of Household Hazardous Waste.

  • Automotive Products

  • Lawn & Garden Products

  • Medical Items

  • Motor Oil/Filters

  • Oil Filters

  • Automotive Batteries

  • Brake/Transmission Fluids

  • Gasoline (in Fire Marshall approved container) *container not returned

  • Pesticides

  • Insecticides

  • Herbicides

  • Fungicides

  • Fertilizer

  • Any old medication (prescription or non) - Empty into unmarked zip top baggie

  • Cleaning Products

  • Syringes/Needles in rigid plastic or metal container

  • Workshop/Paint Products

  • Miscellaneous

  • 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 Drop-off

SOCRRA's Electronics Drop-Off Center is open 6 days a week. Drop-Off Center is located at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI (between 14 Mile and Maple).

Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 7AM - 1PM

 

This service is available ONLY to residents and businesses of our 12 SOCRRA communities as well as residents of Bingham Farms, the City of Bloomfield Hills (not the Township) and Franklin Village. Residents of the City of Rochester and Rochester Hills may use this service after purchasing a voucher from their city office. Paper voucher must be presented at SOCRRA. Residency will be verified by attendant. 

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.

 

Self Service Paper Shredder

SOCRRA's Paper Shredder is open 6 days a week and free to the public. Drop-Off Center is located at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI (between 14 Mile and Maple).

Hours
Monday-Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Saturday: 7AM - 1PM

Please only shred sensitive documents. Staples are okay. Please no paper clips and no plastic.


 

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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!