Category: Blog

Slow Down to Get Around

Posted on: September 30, 2022

Keeping our drivers safe is a priority for Granger every day of the year. The Slow Down to Get Around law just helps make doing that a little bit easier.

What Really Happens to Your Trash

Posted on: September 2, 2022

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

The Intern Experience at Granger Waste Services

Posted on: August 23, 2022

In the summer of 2022, Granger Waste Services had the pleasure of hosting two summer interns. These interns, while doing extremely different jobs, both proved very beneficial to their departments, as well as learning some new skills and gaining valuable work experience along the way. Kelsey Hedman, who will soon be starting her senior year... Continue reading

Make Back to School a Little Greener

Posted on: August 16, 2022

As the summer winds down, thoughts inevitably turn to back-to-school shopping. And while it’s exciting for kids to get some cool new stuff which takes a little of the sting out of having to head back to the classroom, the whole process can get downright environmentally unfriendly. Here are a few tips for keeping back... Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Garbage Man

Posted on: August 11, 2022

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

Posted on: August 9, 2022

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

Posted on: August 4, 2022

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

Posted on: July 27, 2022

    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

Posted on: July 14, 2022

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

Posted on: July 13, 2022

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

Posted on: July 6, 2022

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

Posted on: June 28, 2022

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

Posted on: June 27, 2022

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

An Easy Way to Keep Your Garbage Man or Woman Safe

Posted on: June 15, 2022

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

Why, oh why, didn’t my trash get picked up?

Posted on: May 24, 2022

We've all been there. You come home from work in the evening and go to wheel your Curby cart back to the garage, only to find that it's still full of trash. At this point, you may be wondering ...