Alternate drop-off recycling offered

Curbside recycling is on point

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published June 9, 2020

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TROY — While the Southeast Oakland County Resource and Recovery Authority Drop Off Center at 995 Coolidge Highway in Troy remained closed at press time, all curbside recycling was on schedule.

Alternatives for the safe disposal or recycling of household hazardous waste, electronics, paper, cardboard and scrap metal, as well as paper shredding, are now available for residents served by SOCRRA.

• Electronics — computers, TVs, cellphones, VCRs and video equipment — may be dropped off for recycling at 29699 Southfield Road in Southfield, part of the JVS building, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. People should go to the warehouse door on the south side of the building, next to Arby’s, and place electronics in a bin or on the ground if the items are large. People may ring the doorbell for assistance with heavy items only. Call  (248) 233-4477 for more information.

• Paper shredding, cardboard/paper recycling and scrap metal recycling will be accepted at GFL Recycling, 414 E. Hudson St. in Royal Oak,  7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Masks are required.  For shredding, use the main building entrance, not self-service, and leave the papers with the attendant.

For cardboard/paper and scrap metal recycling, drive into the truck entrance and use an open-top dumpster to self-unload.

SOCRRA asks residents to take these steps to keep essential workers safe:

• Bag all trash.

• Empty all foods and liquids from containers.

• Place recyclables loosely in your cart or bin.

• Wipe and disinfect handles and lids.

For more information, call (248) 288-5150  or visit