Smart Recycling at Parks
The City of Royal Oak is experimenting with new recycling stations at Memorial, Starr-Jaycee and VFW parks. The smart waste and recycling system compresses trash so it can hold more waste than a typical outdoor trash can and it will automatically notify the Department of Public Service when it needs to be emptied!
The station has two different compartments -- one for recycles (blue chute door with recycling symbol, shown on left in photo) and one for trash (black chute door with a trash symbol, shown on right in photo). Go to https://www.romi.gov/1266/What-can-I-recycle to learn what is recyclable.
Please, do not put food items or other non-recyclables in the recycling compartment! When you do, you contaminate the entire load and everything gets thrown away, including any recyclables collected. :(
Remember, "When in doubt throw it out!" If you aren't sure if an item is recyclable, use the trash chute.