Category: Blog

Big Cleanup? Granger’s Here to Help

Posted on: February 19, 2024

Getting ready to do a big spring (or any time of the year) cleaning? It’s a daunting task, but Granger can help. Here are some things to remember if you’re cleaning out a garage, attic or basement (or all of the above). Reuse/Recycling Rather than tossing that stuff in the trash, consider the options you... Continue reading

How Much Does My Trash Weigh?

Posted on: February 7, 2024

Have you ever gone to toss a bag into your cart only to wonder, “How heavy is this thing?” Then you start to sweat as you wonder if your cart will be over the weight limit. Weight limits for bags and carts are an important part of your collection guidelines. Bags can get pretty heavy,... Continue reading

How to Make a Tasty, Educational Landfill Sundae

Posted on: February 6, 2024

For years, Granger associates have been making landfill sundaes at local events. It’s a great way to educate people about how we build landfills and make them safe places to put trash. Not to mention that it’s fun and tasty! Adults and kids alike enjoy this activity and now you can do it at home.... Continue reading

Happy Sustainable Valentine’s Day!

Posted on: February 1, 2024

Every February 14, couples around the country show each other the love. While all this love is great, the traditional Valentine’s Day trappings aren’t all that environmentally friendly. So, what should you do? Check out some alternatives to the Valentine’s Day big four:   Cards Not to sound cynical when speaking about love, but a... Continue reading

Ask Curby: What Should I Do with Old Electronics?

Posted on: January 18, 2024

Dear Captain CurbySM: I have a lot of electronic items I don’t want anymore like old cell phones and computer keyboards. Is it ok to throw these away? Bill N. Holt Dear Bill: Thanks for asking! If these are from your home, there’s nothing to prohibit you from throwing electronics in with your trash if... Continue reading

Don’t Be a Wishcycler! Recycle Right!

Posted on: January 2, 2024

Here’s a term you may have never heard before: “wishcycling.” We’ll use it in a sentence. “Wishcycling has become a huge problem for the recycling industry.” Wishcycling is a catchy phrase that seems to have been coined by the president of a recycling company in Minnesota, and what it means is putting items in your... Continue reading

Granger Offering Christmas Tree Collection and Disposal Services

Posted on: December 21, 2023

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

Holiday Trash Tips

Posted on: December 19, 2023

During the holiday season, we all tend to generate a lot more trash. It’s to be expected, but having all those extra things to throw away can present some challenges. Here are some tips for making things a little easier on yourself (and on us too!): Be sure you know the holiday collection schedule. Knowing... Continue reading

Post-holiday Recycling: What to Do with Gift Wrap and Greeting Cards

Posted on: December 12, 2023

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

Ask Curby: Safe Disposal of Sharps

Posted on: November 28, 2023

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

Posted on: November 20, 2023

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

Posted on: November 15, 2023

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

Posted on: November 13, 2023

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

Posted on: November 9, 2023

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

Posted on: October 31, 2023

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