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City of Rochester

The City of Rochester, settled in 1817, is a full-service community, offering residents, visitors and businesses the highest quality municipal services. Rochester services include a full-service local Police Department; Fire and EMS service, offering both basic and advanced life support transportation services; curbside trash removal and recycling; fully developed and natural setting parks; miles of passive recreation trailways; multi-purpose ball fields; a full-service Department of Public Works, including street sweeping and curbside leaf removal; election services; pet licensing; public water and sewer services; code compliance office; and full-service building inspections.

  • CNN/Money Magazine recognized Rochester's excellent quality of life in 2009 by naming it as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. In this article Rochester ranked 52nd.
  • Rochester was also featured by U.S. News and World Report’s “The Best Life” serious by Philip Moeller as being one of the “10 Best Places for Lifelong Learning.”
  • Rochester is just minutes from Oakland University, Rochester College, and Oakland Community College. There are over 26 other major colleges and universities in southeastern Michigan.
  • The City of Rochester features a historic, vibrant, and thriving downtown, which has been recognized as one of the best in the State of Michigan and nationally.
  • Honored by ICMA in 2010 with a “Voice of the People Award of Excellence” for have the highest service ratings for its citizens.
    Celebrated 20 percent population growth in the 2000 – 2010 U.S. Census.

City of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, comprised of 32.2 square miles, is situated in the east central portion of Oakland County with a population of approximately 70,000. The populace is well-educated, interested in community and civic affairs, proud of their homes and the municipality in which they live.

Rochester Hills is a zoned community and has a Master Land Use Plan, which has been implemented for its orderly development. A wide variety of industries, such as computer technology, electronic research, development and manufacturing, plastic injection molding, tool and die, precision machine tool fabrication, structural engineering, warehousing and distribution have chosen Rochester Hills as their corporate headquarters.



Curbside recycling for single-family homes in the city of Rochester Hills is provided by RecycleBank. Check out the following benefits:
Recyclable items must be placed in the 65-gallon curb cart provided. Collection will be weekly on your scheduled collection day.

Residents who participate earn points each week and are eligible to receive exclusive coupons that can be redeemed at national and local businesses. The list of recyclable materials is guaranteed to be the most comprehensive in the state and the materials to be recycled do not need to be separated.

Businesses can join the RecycleBank Rewards program.  Download the PDF for details.

Charter Township of Oakland

Charter Township of Oakland is a charter township on the north Oakland County outskirts of Metro Detroit, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is usually referred to as "Oakland Township". The population was 16,779 at the 2010 census.[3]

While there are no incorporated villages in the Township, there are two unincorporated communities: Oakland Charter Township is bordered to the north by Addison Township, to the west by Orion Township, to the south by the city of Rochester Hills, and to the east by Washington Township in Macomb County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.4 square miles (94 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 0.92%, is water.

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