Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Association (SOCRRA) is the City's contractor for curbside garbage and recycling collection. All residential carts are serviced weekly on a set schedule, Monday through Friday.
Garbage and recycling may be placed at your street curb at 4:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled pickup, but no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your scheduled pickup. Garbage must be stored in metal or plastic containers, no more than 50 pounds, with secure covers and handles. Garbage may not protrude from the container. Waste should be neatly bagged; no scattered or loose debris. To schedule special pickups, such as days other than your designated pickup day or for large amounts of garbage, please contact Cars Trucking at 586-791-8480.
As a rule of thumb, if an item doesn't go in your recycling container and it is not a functional, reusable item that you can donate, it most likely goes into your garbage container. Sample common garbage only items include: fused materials (granola bar wrappers, foil, candy wrappers), paper towels and tissues, food scraps, chip bags, latex gloves, Styrofoam, broken dishes, and drink boxes and pouches.
Have questions about how to dispose of a specific item? View the list below for guidelines and instructions.
Garbage and recycling containers should be stored in the rear of the house between collection periods. Containers should be neat, sealed with lids, and located where they will not offend neighbors.
If your collection day falls on one of these holidays, please set your garbage containers at the curb the following day. This also includes the remainder of the days of that week following the holiday.
Yes. Bulk items shall not be placed at the curb for pickup prior to 4:00 p.m. the day before your collection day. Bulk items include appliances such as washers, dryers, hot water tanks, air conditions, refrigerators, and furniture. Doors to bulk items shall be removed before taken to the curb for pickup.
Paints, garden chemicals, automotive products, antifreeze, household cleaners, solvents, insulin syringes, and other hazardous household materials may be accepted by appointment only.
If you are a resident and need these hazardous materials removed, contact SOCRRA's Special Household Waste Hotline for a collection appointment at 248-288-5153.
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