The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) has joined with the Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), and The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit, on a project that will help Farmington area residents recycle more, better. RRRASOC, a municipal solid waste authority, represents a population of more than 284,000 residents in Farmington, Farmington Hills, Milford, Milford Township, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Wixom.
The Recycling Partnership, with special support from the Saginaw-based, woman-owned small business Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, is leading the RRRASOC effort in a first-of-its-kind project involving RRRASOC’s public drop-off recycling facility in Novi and its Southfield processing facility.
The goal is to evaluate the character and quality of the material being recycled, increase recycling, and reduce contamination. This will improve safety for recycling workers, improve processing efficiency, and improve overall product value. “We’re excited about the partnership with TRP and EGLE because we know better recycling is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do,” RRRASOC General Manager Mike Csapo said in a press release. “Recycling correctly not only reduces the need for landfills in southeast Michigan, but creates and supports jobs and protects the environment.”