Category: Blog

Getting to Know Captain Curby

Posted on: September 15, 2023

Many of us first met Captain Curby when we were handed our first Curby doll or when we saw him out at a Lugnuts game. Some may have been first introduced to Curby during one of his previous birthdays—through well wishes on social media or his iconic 30th birthday billboard. One of the best things... Continue reading

Make Back to School a Little Greener

Posted on: August 24, 2023

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 Lesson from Your Garbage Men and Women: Inspect Your Vehicle

Posted on: August 1, 2023

Since Granger has vehicles on the road all day, every day, our associates, including drivers and mechanics, must be vigilant about ensuring these vehicles are in correct working order. After all, if our trucks aren’t in good condition, it could affect the safety of our associates and everyone else on the road. But even those... Continue reading

The Propane Tank is Empty! Now What?

Posted on: July 11, 2023

  If you do a lot of grilling or camping, inevitably you’ll be emptying a lot of those propane tanks, whether it’s a larger tank for your gas grill or camper or the 1 lb. canisters you use for your camp stove. Now what do you do? You have a few different options. Best Option... Continue reading

Safe Fireworks Disposal

Posted on: June 27, 2023

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

Make a Difference on Earth Day and Beyond

Posted on: April 12, 2023

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. There are numerous events around the country that you can participate in to show your love for the earth, and that’s a great way to spend the day. However, you don’t have to attend a huge event to make a difference. Instead, use Earth Day this... Continue reading

Yard Waste: What It Is and What to Do With It

Posted on: March 22, 2023

If you have a yard, you probably have yard waste. Disposing of it may seem simple, but it’s important to note that yard waste can’t be disposed of like regular waste. Click a question below or scroll through for answers to all your yard waste collection questions. What is yard waste? Can I throw my yard... Continue reading

Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Announces the Acquisition of New Public Health Resource

Posted on: February 21, 2023

Blackman-Leoni Public Safety is pleased to announce the purchase of seven mass casualty trauma kits. These compact kits will allow a single public safety officer to simultaneously treat four to six patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries caused by shootings or explosions. The kits could be used during a mass casualty situation, such as with an... Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions About the Granger Customer Portal

Posted on: February 1, 2023

Lean more about using our Customer Portal by reading these frequently asked questions..   How do you create an account in the Customer Portal? The first time you use the Portal, you will need to set up an account using your account number and an invoice number. Once you have done this, you will create... Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Recycling Superhero

Posted on: January 2, 2023

Maybe you’ve been thinking about recycling for a while and have just never gotten around to it. Or possibly you’re an occasional recycler who would like to do more, but you’re not sure where or how to start. Whether you’re working on a New Year’s resolution or just looking to make some general improvements, here... Continue reading

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

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