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The lowdown on waste and recycling

Help Prevent Trash Fires: Keep These 5 Materials out of Your Garbage

You might not think much about what you put in your trash. Anything that can’t be recycled that you want to get rid of is probably fair game. But some items can pose a fire hazard if they’re not disposed of properly. Please help us keep fire out of our trucks and facilities by keeping… Continue reading

What to Do with Old Paint

Paint disposal doesn’t seem like it should be complicated, but it can be. Not only is it messy (obviously), more importantly, it can be hazardous. Oil-Based Paint Believe it or not, oil-based paint is considered household hazardous waste. That means you can’t throw it in with your regular trash because it is dangerous to the… Continue reading

Easy Options for Ditching Bulky, Old Appliances

There will come a day when one of your trusted appliances finally calls it quits. It has spent its life making yours much easier. And while you’re actually thrilled to start shopping for a shiny new appliance, you have no answer to this important question: what do I do with my old, bulky appliance? Don’t worry—we’ve… Continue reading

Yard Waste: What It Is and What to Do With It

There are more than 2,500 plant species in the state of Michigan, according to the DNR. While many of these plants reside in our forests and shorelines, we are fortunate to have many trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses with which to beautify our yards. But that beauty comes at a price—maintenance and upkeep. And while many… Continue reading

Lansing’s First Renewable Natural Gas Facility Opened

Global sustainable energy producer EDL and key project stakeholders bp, Consumers Energy and Granger Waste Services welcomed the start of operations at the Wood Road Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Facility. The landfill gas to RNG facility is the first of its kind in Lansing, Michigan. EDL Chief Executive Officer James Harman said, “Converting waste gases… Continue reading

An Easy Way to Keep Your Garbage Man or Woman Safe

It’s not the most pleasant thing to think about, particularly if you’re in our industry, but the facts are clear—trash and recycling workers continue to be among the most dangerous of professions out there. Not only do these workers have a physically intense job, they frequently put themselves in danger just by going to work… Continue reading

How You Should Place Your Cart and Why It Matters

We’re adding more automated side load (ASL) trucks to our fleet all the time because they’re so safe and efficient. (Not sure what an ASL truck is or why it’s safer and more efficient?

Why You Have a Collection Day, Not Collection Time

Imagine this. You’re sitting at your kitchen table eating a leisurely breakfast when you hear the garbage truck. But wait, you think. It can’t be the garbage truck. My trash doesn’t get picked up until afternoon. They never pick it up in the morning and it’s not even out there yet. You go outside to… 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