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Case Study and Photo Gallery: SOCRRA, MI

  • Project Type: Cart Rollout
  • Total Households Served: 97,588
  • Projected New Tons/Year: 5,941
  • Year: 2017

In collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, The Recycling Partnership put nearly 100,000 carts on the ground in the 12 communities that make up SOCRRA, MI.

SOCRRA – or, the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority – is a solid waste management district that oversees collection of recycling, trash, and yard waste for its member communities. It also operates three facilities including a trash transfer station, a compost facility, and a newly-renovated Drop-off Center and Material Recovery Facility. 

Since rolling out carts community-wide, SOCRRA’s combined residential recycling tonnage has topped over 2,000 tons per month, the largest-ever numbers the district has seen in 10 years of data collection. After just a few months into the 2017 reporting period, SOCRRA saw a whopping 30% year over year increase in their collected tonnage.