SOCRRA has transitioned from the current dual-stream recycling to mixed recycling. With mixed recycling, Berkley residents can place all recyclables in a single container instead of separating materials by type. This process is easier and, at the same time, increases the amount of recycled materials. For more details from SOCRRA on this transition, including FAQs, and what can/cannot be placed in the new bins, click here.
*Please note, residents are no longer able to place household batteries in the curb-side recycling bin. Household batteries may be taken to SOCRRA (995 Coolidge in Royal Oak) or dropped off at the DPW office (3238 Bacon).*
If you are looking for more information about recycling in Berkley, please explore the tabs below.
Recycling Drop-Off Center Closed after October 7, 2017
SOCRRA RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTER CLOSES AFTER OCTOBER 7TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
SOCRRA is converting its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to be able to process mixed recycling. Construction started in the spring of 2017 and is currently underway. Due to the final phase of construction, SOCRRA must restrict access to the Recycling Drop-off Center, including the paper shredder and styrofoam recycling . The last day of operations will be Saturday, October 7th, until further notice. Click here for details.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)
If you've made the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs there's a few things you need to know about disposing of them. If broken, care needs to be taken in clean up and disposal of debris.
Broken CFLs can be placed in the normal trash (if sealed in two plastic bags); or
Berkley residents may take broken bulbs to the SOCRRA drop off center for disposal.
If your CFL burns out within the warranty period, the bulb should be returned to the original retailer (along with the sales receipt) for replacement.