Recycling

For complete recycling information for the City of Royal Oak, please visit SOCRRA’s Website. SOCRRA is the regional recycling authority that handles all the bottles, cans, and paper recyclables collected at the curb and Royal Oak is a member community. The SOCRRA “Resident Info” page will provide assistance for all your recycling needs, or check out the links below.

SOCRRA Email Updates


Get the most up to date recycling information from SOCRRA via email! If you'd like to get email updates from SOCRRA on changes to what can be recycled in the curbside bin or brought to the Recycling Drop-Off Center, upcoming workshops, special events, etc., please visit the SOCRRA Website to sign up today!

Collection & Bin Information


The City of Royal Oak provides weekly curbside collection of recyclables. Recyclables are collected on the same day as your trash and yard waste (when in season). Please have your recyclables to the curb by 7 a.m.

Recycling must be set out in a 18-gallon Royal Oak/SOCRRA bin or bins available at the Department of Public Services, located at 1600 North Campbell Road, and are $10 for one bin and a lid. Residents are encouraged to use as many recycling bins as necessary to accommodate their amount of recyclables; there is no limit to how many recycling bins residents may set out each week.


It Pays to Recycle!


For every ton of recyclables collected in Royal Oak and delivered to SOCRRA, the City earns $20.00per ton, whereas the City pays to dispose of trash.

Recyclables are cash at your curb, helping to keep the City’s costs low for trash and recycling collection service, ultimately keeping more cash in your wallet. Last year, the City of Royal Oak earned $165,000 in revenue from recyclables and $100,000 in avoided disposal costs.

= $37.50 Per Ton

A full recycling bin and cardboard boxes.