The lowdown on waste and recycling

Ask Curby: Safe Disposal of Sharps

Dear Captain CurbySM: I am diabetic and have a lot of used needles. How do I get rid of them? Should I put them in my recycling cart? Rita M. Owosso Dear Rita: Thanks for asking. Your needles, like other medical equipment that can puncture or cut skin, such as lancets, are considered sharps. There… Continue reading

5 Tips for More Sustainable Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become staples of the holiday season. What started as one day in which countless shoppers waited in line for a chance at the best deals of the year has expanded to multiple days of savings and more easily accessible online bargains. Of course, the rise in online shopping means… Continue reading

Random Recycling Questions, Part 3

If you ever find yourself standing by a recycling cart wondering if you should toss something, you have come to the right place. Recycling can sometimes seem complicated, but Granger is here to help. Check out the responses that follow for some commonly asked questions. (The answers provided are based on applicable Michigan laws and… Continue reading

Living the Golden Rule: 5 Ways to Be Kind

You may be wondering exactly what being kind has to do with a trash company. Usually, the answer would be nothing. But since we’re talking about Granger in particular, the answer is EVERYTHING. More than 50 years ago, this company was started by three Granger brothers and built on the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule… Continue reading

How to Dispose of Animal Carcasses

It might not be the most pleasant topic for everyone to consider, but at some point, many of us will encounter an animal carcass. Whether you’re a hunter, farmer or a homeowner, you may need to dispose of a dead animal, or part of one, and knowing how to do it correctly is important. Granger… Continue reading

The Scariest Hazards in Waste Disposal

Working in the waste industry is rewarding, but that doesn’t mean our associates don’t have a tough job. Hazards can come from all different sources. Because we place so much value on safety, we do our best to avoid anything that could threaten the safety and health of our associates and community and world around… Continue reading

Unwrapping the Mystery of Halloween Candy Waste

Halloween is an extraordinary time of year for those with a sweet tooth. Kids get bags of free candy, and adults get to buy candy on sale after the holiday is over. However, going through so many individually wrapped goodies can leave an aftertaste of guilt or confusion when tossing them. Your first instinct to… Continue reading

Pumpkins: Waste or Not?

You just finished carving your third set of pumpkins this year—all masterpieces. As you admire your artistry, you wonder what you’re going to do with them when Halloween is over. Throwing them in the trash is an option, but it isn’t the only one. Read on to learn more. Cooking Cooking pumpkins is a great… Continue reading

What to Do with Old Batteries

Batteries—we use them for everything from cell phones to flashlights. They don’t last forever, though, and it’s hard to know what to do with them. Most single-use (not rechargeable) household batteries are safe to dispose of in the landfill, but other types of batteries are not only prohibited from going in the landfill, they can… Continue reading