Some materials require special handling for safe disposal and shoud not be placed in the trash. Learn more at SOCCRA's website, below.
Special Household Waste
Medications, paint, lawn and garden products, chemicals, automotive products, oils, household cleaners, solvents, insulin syringes, and other hazardous materials require special handling and should not be placed in the trash. SOCRRA offers a free disposal service for these hazardous household waste items to Troy residents only. Visit SOCRRA's website for additional information regarding Special Household Waste disposal.
995 Coolidge Highway between 14 & 15 Mile Roads (Across from Meijer)
Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm; Saturday 7am - 2pm
Prescription Pill Disposal
Citizens can bring unwanted prescription drugs to the Troy Police Department lobby located at 500 W Big Beaver between the hours of 7 am - 10 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday for disposal. (No medical offices or commercial disposal allowed for Operation Medicine Cabinet). Only dry pills will be accepted, no liquids, sharps or packaging material.
Latex Paint (NOT oil paint), can be dried and placed in your regular trash for disposal.
Follow these simple steps -
Remember - don't over-buy paint. If you ask the paint store, they can give a good estimate for how many gallons you need for an area. If you have extra paint, check with local theater groups, schools and churches - they may take it as a donation.
Authorized Motor Oil Disposal Locations
- Automotive Authority Inc, 3872 Rochester Rd, 248.643.6363
- Uncle Ed's, 2988 E. Big Beaver, 248.528.3550 (free, will dump resident's container and return)
- Uncle Ed's, 3801 Rochester Rd, 248.689.9250 (free, will dump resident's container and return)
- O'Reilly's Auto Parts (formerly Murray's Discount Auto), 957 E. Auburn Road at John R, 248.853.7770 (Free)
- Somerset Automotive Service, 1705 Blaney, 248.643.6363 (free)
- Gary Knurek/Goodyear (corner of Biltmore & Livernois), 1973 Livernois, 248.362.0350 (free)
Lowe's and Home Depot offer free drop off at their stores, visit the customer service desk for box locations (Lowe's also collects cell phones and plastic bags). Items can also be taken to SOCRRA at no charge. Proof of residency required. Box located near the entrance of the store.