Category: Collection Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

What to Do with Old Paint

Posted on: April 26, 2022

Paint disposal doesn’t seem like it should be complicated, but it can be. Not only is it messy (obviously), more importantly, it can be hazardous. Oil-Based Paint Believe it or not, oil-based paint is considered household hazardous waste. That means you can’t throw it in with your regular trash because it is dangerous to the... Continue reading

How You Should Place Your Cart and Why It Matters

Posted on: January 19, 2022

We’re adding more automated side load (ASL) trucks to our fleet all the time because they’re so safe and efficient. (Not sure what an ASL truck is or why it’s safer and more efficient?

Why You Have a Collection Day, Not Collection Time

Posted on: January 10, 2022

Imagine this. You’re sitting at your kitchen table eating a leisurely breakfast when you hear the garbage truck. But wait, you think. It can’t be the garbage truck. My trash doesn’t get picked up until afternoon. They never pick it up in the morning and it’s not even out there yet. You go outside to... Continue reading

Cardboard & Boxboard Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Posted on: July 30, 2021

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

Windy Day Trash Tips

Posted on: March 24, 2021

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

What is Hazardous Waste and Why Can’t I Put It in My Trash?

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Updated 4/28/21 If you’ve read our Waste Acceptance Guidelines, you know that one of the categories of waste that you’re prohibited from putting in your trash is something called hazardous waste. In fact, we can’t accept any container that has a hazardous waste label on it, even if the container is empty. But what exactly... Continue reading

Random Questions about Your Waste Collection, Part 2

Posted on: November 21, 2018

Do you ever lay awake at night wondering about your trash or recycling service? You know, those burning questions that randomly pop into your head that you wish you knew the answer to? Well, we’re here to help. Read on for more answers to those consuming questions that keep you up at night.   Will... Continue reading

Random Questions about Your Waste Collection

Posted on: October 26, 2018

Do you ever lay awake at night wondering about your trash or recycling service? You know, those burning questions that randomly pop into your head that you wish you knew the answer to? Well, we’re here to help. Keep reading for answers to those consuming questions that keep you up at night.   Do I... Continue reading

Getting Ready for a Move? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted on: March 22, 2018

You’re moving. It can be a busy, stressful time and the last thing you will probably be thinking about is your trash service. Luckily, we’ve thought about it for you. Here are some things to remember when you’re getting ready to make a big move. Transferring/Canceling Your Service We hope you’re happy with your service... Continue reading