Curbside

The lowdown on waste and recycling

What Really Happens to Your Trash

If you’re like most people, you probably put your trash out at the street each week and promptly forget about it. But the story doesn’t end there. Here’s what happens to your trash after you put it out. Once your trash is in the truck, it is compacted to make it take up less space…. Continue reading

Windy Day Trash Tips

Here in Michigan, it can get a little on the windy side, particularly during certain months of the year, and that can make for challenges with trash collection. Here are some things it helps to remember when the wind starts gusting.   Tip #1 Bag All Your Trash This is honestly the one step you… Continue reading

Ask Curby: Is Granger Replacing People with Automation?

Dear Curby: I got a letter stating that my trash truck was being replaced with an automated truck. I know two people usually work in one truck. I’m concerned that someone may have gotten let go because you only need one person on a truck now. Are you replacing your people with automation? Please tell… Continue reading

Using Equipment to Keep Associates Safe

Collecting trash and recycling is an inherently dangerous job. Being out on the roads leaves our associates in harm’s way. The act of lifting heavy, awkward bags or containers repeatedly throughout the day increases the risk of spontaneous, overuse and repetitive motion injuries. As a company, we recognize safety as a core foundational value. Safety… Continue reading

6 Ways to Up Your Recycling Game

Want to be a better recycler? Consider these tips. Think before you buy. The time to think about recycling is while you’re shopping. If you don’t want to end up with a bunch of packaging you can’t recycle, don’t buy it in the first place. If you’re deciding between comparable products, choose the one with… 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

Top 5 Plastics to Recycle and Not Recycle

The recycling guidelines list plastic as an accepted material, so that must mean any plastic, right? Well, as it turns out, all plastic is not created equal and some of it is not recyclable with your household recycling collection or at your local recycling drop-off. Here’s a rundown on what’s ok to toss in your… Continue reading

Safe Disposal for Spring Cleaning

Updated: 4/8/21 There are few things as satisfying as spending the day cleaning out the basement, attic, closet, shed or garage and seeing those spaces go from dirty and cluttered to clean and organized. When you’re finished, it’s tempting to just throw everything you don’t want in a garbage bag and chuck it in your… Continue reading

What You Can Do to Help Your Garbage Men and Women During the COVID-19 Situation

Waste collection is considered an essential service that is vital to the health and safety of our communities. We are grateful and proud of our associates who are out there every day making sure this important work gets done. Their jobs are far from easy, and we know you appreciate them as much as we… Continue reading