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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 by a private contractor, Tringali Sanitation, servicing over 35,000 single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, mobile homes, duplexes, and small commercial businesses on a weekly basis. 


Next Delay: Thursday, November 24th - Thanksgiving.
Curbside collection for refuse, recycling, and yard waste will be delayed only for Thursday's route. Thursday's route will be collected on Friday. Please place all items at the curb by 7am on your adjusted collection day.

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Yard Waste Collection has resumed!
Yard waste collection resumed the week of April 4th. Yard waste is collected on your normal refuse/recycling collection day. All yard waste materials must be contained in paper yard waste bags or in 35 gallon cans with a yard waste sticker. Stickers are available for free at any City of Troy building. Yard waste collection guidelines are available here. Curbside yard waste collection will end the week of Monday, December 12, 2022.

Cardboard Drop Off Location Change:
Troy residents can recycle excess cardboard at the Department of Public Works (4693 Rochester Road) for free and without an appointment. A dumpster is located in our south parking lot near the compost bin and will be emptied as needed. Please break down cardboard boxes as best as possible and only dispose of cardboard – no trash or other materials are being accepted at this area right now. Troy residents may continue to recycle cardboard at SOCRRA (appointment required). Please call 248.524.3392 with any questions.

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2022 Collection Delays:
Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving): Only Thursday's route is delayed. Collection will be completed on Friday, November 25th.
There are no delays for any other holidays other than those listed above.

SOCRRA Drop Off Center 
SOCRRA is open by appointment only. Visit SOCRRA's web page to schedule an appointment and for a listing of acceptable and unacceptable drop-off items.

Alternative drop-off locations for safe disposal or recycling of HHW, electronics, paper shredding, and recycling of paper, cardboard, and scrap metal are available as well. These services are free of charge for SOCRRA residents. Visit SOCRRA's website for additional information. 

Free Events - Shredding and Electronics Recycling
Oakland County is also offering two opportunities for document shredding and electronics recycling:
- Monday, August 15th, 9am - 11am at Catalpa Oaks County Park (27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield)
- Wednesday, October 5th, 3pm - 5pm at Red Oaks Waterparks (1455 E. Thirteen Mile Road, Madison Heights).

WASTE WIZARD 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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