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Fun and Educational Earth Day Event at SOCRRA April 17

March 24th 2016

Fun and Educational Earth Day Event at SOCRRA April 17 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Celebrate Earth Day with SOCRRA and enjoy tours of the SOCRRA recycling facility. Watch a Recycled Materials Fashion Show. Repurpose things into crafts and art projects with Green Living Science. Go on a scavenger hunt. Get up close and personal […]

Ferndale Increases Recycling Rates, Huntington Woods Tops 21%

July 28th 2012

According to Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, Ferndale’s rate of recycling increased to 9.03% from last years’ 8.55%. Huntington Woods residents had the highest rate, with 21.87%.

The SOCRRA Tour

April 1st 2012

The tour starts out in the education center, where youngsters hear a presentation about recycling, and watch a video about the process. Karen Bever, from SOCRRA explained that the more kids recycle, the more money the cities get back from the program. “It costs cities $26 a ton to take away garbage, but for every ton of recycling the city brings in they get a $37.50 credit,” Bever said.

Recycling 101: How to Save the City Money & Help the Planet Too

November 12th 2011

Because raw materials have scarcity, there is value to items that are recyclable. Manufacturers need plastic, metal, glass and paper, so SOCRRA is able to collect these items and sell them. Currently for every ton of recyclables collected, cities in the program get $37.50. If more people recycled, it could earn the City up to $50,000, according to SOCRRA estimates.