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It depends. Coffee cups made of paper or cardboard can be put in the paper roll-carts, and plastic drinking cups may be placed in the commingled roll-carts. SOCRRA does not currently accept Styrofoam through its roll-cart recycling, so cups and containers made with Styrofoam will need to be placed in the trash. As with all food and beverage containers, we ask that you please empty them of liquid/food before placing them in the bins.
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The latest information on what can go in the green recycling roll-carts may be found on the Green Team's recycling page.
Currently, SOCRRA does not accept Styrofoam in its green roll-cart recycling program.
SOCRRA stands for Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, and is a municipal corporation in which Royal Oak is a member. All of our recycling contracts are coordinated through SOCRRA and our recyclable materials go to their facility on Coolidge, just north of 14 Mile.