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 number 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: All household batteries (alkaline, rechargeable, etc.) MUST BE taken to SOCRRA (995 Coolidge in Royal Oak) for proper disposal. Please make sure ends are taped.
If you are looking for more information about recycling in Berkley, please explore the tabs below.
Do you have a question about waste and what can be recycled? SOCRRA has a Waste Wizard tool on its website and an app isalso available to download. Simply type in a question or key word regarding your household waste and the search engine will provide an answer and more details.
Update - Batteries
Rules have been updated for household battery disposal:
- All household batteries (alkaline, rechargeable, etc.) MUST BE taken to SOCRRA (995 Coolidge in Royal Oak) for proper disposal. Please make sure ends are taped.
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.