The lowdown on waste and recycling

Big Cleanup? Granger’s Here to Help

Getting ready to do a big spring (or any time of the year) cleaning? It’s a daunting task, but Granger can help. Here are some things to remember if you’re cleaning out a garage, attic or basement (or all of the above). Reuse/Recycling Rather than tossing that stuff in the trash, consider the options you… Continue reading

How Much Does My Trash Weigh?

Have you ever gone to toss a bag into your cart only to wonder, “How heavy is this thing?” Then you start to sweat as you wonder if your cart will be over the weight limit. Weight limits for bags and carts are an important part of your collection guidelines. Bags can get pretty heavy,… Continue reading

How to Make a Tasty, Educational Landfill Sundae

For years, Granger associates have been making landfill sundaes at local events. It’s a great way to educate people about how we build landfills and make them safe places to put trash. Not to mention that it’s fun and tasty! Adults and kids alike enjoy this activity and now you can do it at home…. Continue reading

Happy Sustainable Valentine’s Day!

Every February 14, couples around the country show each other the love. While all this love is great, the traditional Valentine’s Day trappings aren’t all that environmentally friendly. So, what should you do? Check out some alternatives to the Valentine’s Day big four:   Cards Not to sound cynical when speaking about love, but a… Continue reading

Ask Curby: What Should I Do with Old Electronics?

Dear Captain CurbySM: I have a lot of electronic items I don’t want anymore like old cell phones and computer keyboards. Is it ok to throw these away? Bill N. Holt Dear Bill: Thanks for asking! If these are from your home, there’s nothing to prohibit you from throwing electronics in with your trash if… Continue reading

Don’t Be a Wishcycler! Recycle Right!

Here’s a term you may have never heard before: “wishcycling.” We’ll use it in a sentence. “Wishcycling has become a huge problem for the recycling industry.” Wishcycling is a catchy phrase that seems to have been coined by the president of a recycling company in Minnesota, and what it means is putting items in your… Continue reading

Granger Offering Christmas Tree Collection and Disposal Services

Granger will once again be collecting Christmas trees this winter. All Christmas trees must be live-cut and free of decorations. Trees or sections of trees can be no longer than four feet. If your community currently does not have a Christmas tree disposal option, the following are options for disposal: Place your live-cut Christmas tree… Continue reading

Holiday Trash Tips

During the holiday season, we all tend to generate a lot more trash. It’s to be expected, but having all those extra things to throw away can present some challenges. Here are some tips for making things a little easier on yourself (and on us too!): Be sure you know the holiday collection schedule. Knowing… Continue reading

Post-holiday Recycling: What to Do with Gift Wrap and Greeting Cards

During the holidays, we can get a lot of questions about what to do with festive packaging. We ask that you please follow these simple guidelines: Wrapping Paper Thin paper that is full of color, glitter or other embellishments SHOULD NOT BE RECYCLED. Thick, non-colored, cardboard type wrapping paper MAY BE RECYCLED. Tubes from the… Continue reading