New construction home or new to Troy and need a Recycling Cart or Bin?
Call the Troy DPW at 248.524.3392
What if I move?
Recycling Carts must be left for the new resident. Carts are tied to the property address.
Mixed Recyclng is as easy as taking out the trash! ALL curbside recyclables can be mixed together in your 64-gallon recycling cart or bin. No need to separate paper from the other recyclables - just throw it all in and place your container at the curb. Learn more about the mixed recycling process and how it works by watching the recycling video.
Using Your Recycling Cart
Paper, cartons, metal, glass, cardboard and plastic can all be combined together in your cart. Rinse out all cartons, cans, and any other food containers before placing in the cart or bin. All recycling must be placed in your cart, anything placed outside the cart would be considered trash.
Please note that plastic wrap, plastic bags of any kind, styrofoam and batteries are not picked up curbside and should not be placed in your cart or bin. These items can be taken to the SOCRRA Recycling Center at 995 Coolidge.
Curbside Recycling Guidelines
Recycle paperback books, newspapers, junkmail and cardboard/paperboard (i.e. cereal, laundry soap boxes, ice cream containers, milk and juice boxes), just place all paper items in your bin or cart - no bundling, baging or tying required. Shredded Paper -Place in a clear plastic bag, then place inside cart.
Cardboard must be placed in the cart or bin. Flatten and reduce into pieces no larger than 3'x3' in size. Remove and dispose of all packing material. Please note that cardboard jammed into the cart may get stuck, so please follow instructions to ensure that your cart can be fully emptied.
Wash all food and liquid residue from the bottles, jugs or containers, let dry and place loosely into the cart or bin. Troy allows all plastic container codes 1 through 7.
All glass bottles/jars of any color are acceptable just rinse and place empty bottle into the cart. Pyrex, china, ceramics, mirrors, coffee cups, plates or window glass are not recyclable.
Empty metal and aerosol cans are collected curbside: clean, place loose metal lids inside metal cans and squeeze.
Recyclables that go to SOCRRA
Please do not place any of the following items in your cart or bin, they can not be recycled curbside and must be taken to the SOCRRA Recycling Center (995 Coolidge) to be recycled:
- Scrap metal
- Chemicals, paints and oils (Household Hazardous Waste Disposal)
- Plastic bags, zip-lock baggies (with zip section removed)
- Electronics (Electronics Recycling)
- Batteries (Household Hazardous Waste Disposal)
SOCRRA - 995 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI (between 14 Mile and Maple)
Drop Off Hours - No Appointment Necessary
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturdays: 7 am - 1 pm
Batteries can no longer be collected curbside, please take to SOCRRA. Note: batteries are not recycled, SOCRRA collects batteries curbside through the Hazardous Household Waste program as a convenience to Troy residents so they may be properly disposed of.
Styrofoam Recycling at SOCRRA
The following items can be dropped off at the SOCRRA recycling center located at 995 Coolidge. No appointment is necessary. You can not put these items in your cart or bin to be recycled curbside.
- Cups & takeout containers
- Egg cartons
- Rinsed meat trays
- Food trays/lunch trays. Must be rinsed off ~ NO food remnants.
- Molded packaging forms & shapes
- No Styrofoam Peanuts