The following information is now available to all SOCRRA communities about the upcoming Mixed Recycling Roll Out coming soon. Visit SOCRRA's website for more information. Keep an eye on this webpage for further details. Birmingham residents should receive their cart by late August. Each residence will have a cart delivered. Please contact the Department of Public Services at 248.530.1700 if you have not received your cart by the end of August.
What do I do with my old blue recycling bin?
You can use them for storage, or take them to SOCRRA located at 995 Coolidge, Troy.
Please note: Household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C and 9 volt) will now need to be taken to the SOCRRA facility. Please do not put them in your recycling cart.
Make a difference in the community by taking advantage of the city’s recycling services. SOCRRA (Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) is now accepting more than ever! Check out all the items you can recycle:
• All plastic containers (discard hard plastic caps)
• All papers, paperback books, Yellowbook phone books, mail, newspapers, magazines and phone books
• Place shredded paper in a see-through plastic bag
• Clear, brown, blue and green glass bottles
• Empty metal cans, small scrap metal objects and large metal items (place next to recycle bin) such as: grills, bikes, lawn mowers, washers, dryers and water heaters
View our Curbside Recycling Guidelines to see what items to place in your recycle bin. View the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide to see how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics which you cannot place in your recycle bin.
Recycling is collected on the same day your trash is collected. Be sure to set out by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection, and keep several feet between recyclables and other items out for collection such as trash and yard waste.
Dual Refuse, Recycling & Compost Trucks. Car Trucking (the City's refuse hauler) has purchased several dual purpose trucks. These trucks have two separate sides which allow them to take either trash, recyclables or compost.