RRRASOC Shares Advice on How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

RRRASOC Shares Advice on How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (RRRASOC, March 6, 2018) Southfield, MI – Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) recently sent out tips to residents for how to “reduce, reuse and recycle” more.  Here’s what they had to say: Three great ways to help reduce the amount…

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services (SOCRRA, Feb. 12, 2018) Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Troy, MI – We are pleased to announce the reopening of our recycling drop off services! SELF SERVICE RECYCLING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC: MIXED RECYCLING: All Paper (newspaper,…

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services (SOCRRA, Feb. 12, 2018) Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Troy, MI – We are pleased to announce the reopening of our recycling drop off services! SELF SERVICE RECYCLING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC: MIXED RECYCLING: All Paper (newspaper,…

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services

SOCRRA Reopens Drop-off Recycling Services (SOCRRA, Feb. 12, 2018) Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Troy, MI – We are pleased to announce the reopening of our recycling drop off services! SELF SERVICE RECYCLING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC: MIXED RECYCLING: All Paper (newspaper,…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

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…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

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…

Birmingham Adds Recycling to Parks Thanks to Grant

Birmingham Adds Recycling to Parks Thanks to Grant (City of Birmingham, Nov.6, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – Residents visiting Birmingham parks this fall can expect to see new recycle bins thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.  The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America…

15 Pictures from the Ferndale Green Cruise

15 Pictures from the Ferndale Green Cruise (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – With legs pumping instead of pistons and wheels being spun with exercise instead of gasoline, the annual Sierra Club Green Cruise in Downtown Ferndale is a demonstration of people-powered transit. The community’s answer to the massive Dream Cruise event…

Middle Schoolers Design Waste Management Ideas for Future City Competition

Middle Schoolers Design Waste Management Ideas for Future City Competition (Future City, Jan. 7, 2016) Novi, MI – Over the years, cities and towns have managed their ever-expanding piles of trash in a variety of ways, including dumping it into landfills, burning it in incinerators, or shipping it away in trucks and barges. Such waste…

Rochester Adams High School Adds Outdoor Recycling Bins

Rochester Adams High School Adds Outdoor Recycling Bins (Adams HS PTSA Press Release, Oct. 25, 2015)   Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Award Grant to Adams High School (Forwarded on behalf of the Adams PTSA) Rochester Adams High School received 24 bright blue recycling bins designed specifically for placement in outdoor athletic areas…

The SOCRRA Tour

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.

Recycle Electronics and Help Children’s Charity

An opportunity has come up to recycle stuff for free, and not only that, the recycling company is offering an amazing 65% of the proceeds to the partnered charity, the Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders Scholarship Fund at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Simply bring your electronic junk to the C! Tech Solutions office at 2550 Hilton Road in Ferndale from 11AM to 7PM on Wednesday, May 11th. A full list of the acceptable electronic items can be found here.

John F. Kennedy Green School Profile

The State of Michigan began Green School certification as a grassroots initiative at Hartland High School in Livingston County in 2005. This effort resulted in Governor Jennifer Granholm signing Public Act 146 into law in May of 2006. John F. Kennedy Green School Committee was founded in 2008 by a group of parents, staff and students who wanted to see John F. Kennedy Elementary become a certified Michigan Green School. Kennedy Elementary achieved Green School status that year, and has every year since then.

Save Money and Stay Warm this Winter

…The Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission’s Green Tuesday Seminar Series is aimed at providing local residents with the information they need to become better stewards of the environment. The seminars are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale (1201 Livernois) from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The seminars are FREE and open to public (you need not be a Ferndale resident to attend)….(read more)