Curbside

The lowdown on waste and recycling

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

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

Updated: 5/25/21 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… Continue reading