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Man Arrested for Littering on Roundtree Drive in Troy

December 29th 2017

Man Arrested for Littering on Roundtree Drive in Troy (Troy Police, Dec. 29, 2017) Troy, MI – Roundtree Drive, East of John R Road, 12/18/2017, 11:29 PM: Officer observed the driver of a silver 2014 GMC Acadia traveling northbound on John R Road with a bag of garage on the hood of the vehicle.  The […]

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

June 5th 2017

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way (SOCRRA, June 5, 2017) Troy, MI – Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCCRA communities. This summer SOCRRA will deliver a 65 gallon recycling cart to every single family household in its member communities.  And because SOCRRA is converting to […]

Oak Park Recycling Event June 7

June 2nd 2015

Oak Park Recycling Event June 7 (event listing) Residents and visitors are welcome to drop off recyclables at the Ice Arena parking lot at 13950 Oak Park Blvd. on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. There will also be a rain barrel workshop.  If you’d like a rain barrel to take home the […]

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%.

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.