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The lowdown on waste and recycling

Eight Tips for a Less Wasteful Kitchen

A kitchen is a great place for cooking, eating and spending time with friends and family. It can also be a place with a lot of waste. But there are ways to eliminate some of that. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for reducing waste in the kitchen: Growing your own herbs, fruits… Continue reading

5 Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Recruit your kids, parents, friends and neighbors to recycle with you. Make sure you’re recycling right by reviewing the guidelines for your curbside service or recycling drop-off. Recycle a new material you’ve never recycled before, but be sure to refer to #2. Buy an item made with recycled materials. Learn more about recycling by reading… Continue reading

Cardboard & Boxboard Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Corrugated cardboard and boxboard are similar, but not the same. Cardboard has three layers of material, with a wavy center layer. Boxboard is one thin layer of material (think cereal box or paper towel tube). They are both great materials to recycle, but there are some things to remember. If you have curbside collection, there’s… Continue reading

Waste & Recycling Workers Week—How You Can Help Celebrate

The third week in June is designated as Waste & Recycling Workers Week. This important celebration, formerly called as Garbage Man Appreciation Week at Granger, is a chance to recognize all workers who contribute to keeping communities clean, either by picking up waste or by fulfilling important roles that help support waste collection. At Granger,… Continue reading

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