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Recycling

                                   

For the most current recycling information, always check SOCRRA’s website, www.socrra.org .  Just remember that Huntington Woods is special so unlike the other SOCRRA communities, there is no need to separate your recyclables, paper from everything else.  Just choose to recycle and pitch it in.


What can I recycle curbside?
ALL PAPER.  If you can tear it and write on it, you can recycle it!  Exceptions: napkins, paper towels or greasy items (greasy paper plates or pizza boxes with a little spot of grease are OK, but please remove the extra pizza.); ALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS with or without a recycling symbol or number except Styrofoam which can be dropped off at SOCRRA; ALL GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS regardless of color; metal cans.

Helpful hints:
* Remove food and rinse recyclables to eliminate odor and discourage critters.  Keep HW a rodent free zone.
* Cardboard should be placed inside your cart whenever possible.  To maximize space, flatten boxes and nest
* Plastic bags (clear or see-through) can be used for recyclables such as office paper, shredded paper and junk mail or other recyclables.  You need not separate recyclables when bagging.
* Plastic bags should not be placed in your cart. They can be taken to SOCCRA for recycling, or dropped off at grocery stores or other retail.
* RECYCLING CARTS ARE FOR RECYCLING ONLY.  NO TRASH OR YARD WASTE ALLOWED.  If you use your cart improperly, you will be required to empty the material in your cart into appropriate containers.

How do I recycle Styrofoam?
You can currently drop off Styrofoam at the SOCRRA Drop Off Center location. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers; Egg cartons; Rinsed meat trays; Food trays/lunch trays; but No Styrofoam peanuts. Clean styrofoam peanuts might be accepted at mailing retailers. Call first. All items must be rinsed. Styrofoam placed in your cart will end up in the landfill.

When you go to the drop off: Make your trip worthwhile!! Check around your house and take ALL the things you meant to take.

How do I recycle tires?
Tires are not accepted at the curb as it is against Michigan law to place tires in a landfill. These can be recycled at any location that handles tires.  There may be a small charge.

For information on what to do with easy (curbside/drop-off) and hard-to-recycle items check SOCRRA's Recycling Page.  As a member of SOCRRA, we receive a rebate for the recycling we put curbside or take to SOCRRA while we have to pay if that same material went to the landfill.  For the most current recycling information, check SOCRRA's web site.  Take a moment and sign up for the SOCRRA e-newsletter on recycling which comes out monthly.

What can’t I recycle?  The short list of what’s left.