See first-hand how Farmington area recyclables are processed during Earth Day tours at the RRRASOC (Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Southfield.
The open house tours will show how materials are sorted, separated and converted into valuable resources that will be sold and reused to make new products. Before you go, you should know: :
- Visitors will be taken inside the processing facility and must be able to walk up and down a flight of stairs.
- Long pants and sturdy, closed-toed, closed-heel shoes are required.
- The MRF is considered an industrial/manufacturing facility and may not be appropriate for people with medical conditions impacted by dust, noise or airborne allergens. Additionally, the MRF has magnets that may impact medical devices.
You may also bring items to a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event held that day; use the truck entrance at 20875 Mapleridge, then drive around to the building entrance at 20000 W. Eight Mile Rd. to tour the facility.
To learn more about the open house and drop-off event, visit rrrasoc.org or call 248-208-2270.