The lowdown on waste and recycling

A Day in the Life of a Garbage Man

By Taylor Bass, Community Relations and Brand Specialist Recently, I had the opportunity to hop up in one of our automated side load (ASL) trucks and spend the day with RJ, a professional driver, on one of his residential trash routes. I had no idea what to expect when I pulled into the parking lot… Continue reading

Smelly Trash Cart? Here’s How to Clean It

In a previous blog post, we talked about what you can do to keep your cart cleaner and less smelly. But what if it’s too late and it’s already dirty and smelly? Don’t panic. You don’t need to request a new cart. They’re actually pretty easy to clean using items you have around the house… Continue reading

Earth-Friendly Barbecuing

If there’s anything that screams summer, it’s a barbecue with family or friends. There’s just something about cooking in the great outdoors. But the traditional grill out can be more wasteful than it needs to be. Here are some tips for a successful barbecue that’s a little more earth-friendly. Eat local. Whenever possible, choose menu… Continue reading

Taylor Bass Joins Granger Waste Services

    Granger Waste Services is pleased to welcome Taylor Bass as the new community relations and brand specialist. In her new role, Taylor will assist in developing strategies and programs, including event participation, education and corporate giving, designed to positively contribute to the community. She will be responsible for nurturing relationships between Granger and… Continue reading

Alma Native is New Resource for Granger Customers

Granger Waste Services is pleased to announce a new resource for Alma customers. Alma native Michelle Pitts has been hired as a sales representative for Granger’s Alma area service territory. Michelle will focus her efforts on helping potential customers obtain service that best meets their needs, as well helping existing customers have the most exceptional… Continue reading

When Trash Gets Heavy

Did you know there is a weight limit on bags and on Curby carts? It’s true. We ask that you limit the trash you put out to 30 pounds per bag and 200 pounds per cart. Why? Heavy bags and carts can cause two main problems: Injuries—The #1 reason we have weight restrictions is because… Continue reading

A Camper’s Guide to Being Greener

One activity many of us enjoy in the summer months (or spring, fall or even winter) is camping. Whether you’re tenting it or glamping, chances are you’ll be making meals and generating some waste. You might be tempted to just chuck everything in the trash, but you can be environmentally responsible while camping. It just… Continue reading

Keeping Kids Safe Around Garbage Trucks

Kids love garbage trucks and they have a great time interacting with their garbage men and women. They enjoy seeing the truck go by and watching the mechanical arm pick up the cart and get excited when the driver waves and honks the horn. And the feeling is definitely mutual. Garbage men and women get… Continue reading

Safe Fireworks Disposal

Fireworks might be a fun way to celebrate summer holidays, but they can be extremely dangerous. Just as you should use caution when setting off fireworks, there are safety precautions that need to be taken when disposing of fireworks (or the remains of fireworks). Fireworks disposed of improperly can be a fire hazard. Please follow… Continue reading