Trash Changes

New 65-gallon recycling carts will be distributed to all Lathrup Village residents during the first two weeks of September, 2017. These will replace the recycling bins that are currently in use.

Lathrup is a member of the Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA). The authority will be converting its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to be able to process mixed recycling.

What is “Mixed Recycling”?

Currently SOCRRA collects materials in two streams – paper, and everything else (plastic, metal, glass containers), requiring recycling drivers to separate the two.  Mixed recycling is when all recyclables can be mixed together in both the recycling container and recycling truck.  The sorting of materials is done at the MRF, rather than by the recycling drivers. 

Why switch to carts for recycling collection?

SOCRRA is making recycling as easy as taking out the trash!  Proven benefits of switching to carts include more recyclables collected, increased convenience for residents to fit all their recyclables into one container, increased safety for workers, and potential cost savings.  More materials diverted for recycling will increase revenue sharing for member communities thereby reducing disposal costs.

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