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Refuse & Recycling

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Ashely Tebedo, Administrative Services Manager 
The Refuse and Recycling Division provides refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection through a private contractor, Tringali Sanitation. We service over 35,000 single family homes, condominiums, apartments, mobile homes, duplexes, and small commercial businesses on a weekly basis.

Updates & Reminders

Memorial Day Collection Delay
Refuse. recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed one day all week beginning Monday, May 27th due to Memorial Day. Please place your items at the curb by 7am on your adjusted collection day. 

Compost and Cardboard Dumpster Unavailable at DPW until end of June
Beginning Thursday 5/23 the cardboard dumpster and the compost will be unavailable at the Department of Public Works (4693 Rochester Road) due to a parking lot project. We expect the cardboard dumpster and compost will be available at the end of June when the project is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cardboard Recycling Alternatives:
 - SOCRRA (995 Coolidge) accepts cardboard for free by appointment only. Please visit soccra.org to make an appointment
 - GFL recycling (414 E. Hudson Royal Oak) accepts cardboard from anyone and no appointment is needed. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8am to 3pm. Drive into truck entrance and use open top dumpster to self-unload. 

Compost Alternatives:
 - SOCRRA compost site (1741 School Rd Rochester Hills). Troy residents may shovel compost themselves free of charge. There is a maximum of 1 yard/day/resident. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm. 

Holiday Delays
When a holiday occurs on a weekday (Monday - Thursday) collection for the holiday and remaining days of that week will be delayed by one day. 
Holidays Observed:
- New Year's Day 2024 : Collection delayed one day all week 
- Memorial Day 2024: Collection delayed one day all week
- Independence Day 2024: Only Thursday's collection delayed one day
- Labor Day 2024: Collection delayed one day all week
- Thanksgiving 2024: Only Thursday's collection delayed one day
- Christmas 2024: Wednesday's and Thursday's collection delayed one day

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SOCRRA Drop Off Center
SOCRRA is open by appointment only for recycling services. Please visit their website to make an appointment and for a listing of items they accept.


The Waste Wizard search tool will assist you in determining which items can be reused, recycled, composted or disposed.  It's as easy as typing in the item you wish to learn more about and receiving information instantly. Try it out now or download the free mobile app "SOCRRA Waste Wizard" from your app store.  Visit Socrra.org  to learn more.

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