Category: Blog

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

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