Category: Disposal

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

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

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 ...

Help Prevent Trash Fires: Keep These 5 Materials out of Your Garbage

Posted on: May 9, 2022

You might not think much about what you put in your trash. Anything that can’t be recycled that you want to get rid of is probably fair game. But some items can pose a fire hazard if they’re not disposed of properly. Please help us keep fire out of our trucks and facilities by keeping... Continue reading

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

Easy Options for Ditching Bulky, Old Appliances

Posted on: March 22, 2022

There will come a day when one of your trusted appliances finally calls it quits. It has spent its life making yours much easier. And while you’re actually thrilled to start shopping for a shiny new appliance, you have no answer to this important question: what do I do with my old, bulky appliance? Don’t worry—we’ve... Continue reading

Holiday Trash Tips

Posted on: December 14, 2021

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

What Really Happens to Your Trash

Posted on: April 16, 2021

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

Safe Disposal for Spring Cleaning

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Updated: 4/8/21 There are few things as satisfying as spending the day cleaning out the basement, attic, closet, shed or garage and seeing those spaces go from dirty and cluttered to clean and organized. When you’re finished, it’s tempting to just throw everything you don’t want in a garbage bag and chuck it in your... Continue reading

5 Convenient Uses for a Granger Disposal Center

Posted on: January 10, 2020

You may have heard about our Granger Disposal Centers, which are conveniently located in Lansing, Jackson and Alma, but you might not realize how useful they can be for you. Sure, they’re used by contractors and junk haulers, but they can also help out your average homeowner. Here are some ways you can make a... Continue reading

How to Dispose of Guns and Ammunition

Posted on: November 14, 2019

At certain times it may be necessary to dispose of old guns and ammunition. Whether it’s because a gun is broken and too expensive to repair or you have spent cartridges or ammunition you’re not going to use for some reason, it may be tempting to throw those items in your trash. If you get... Continue reading

What to Do with Remodeling Waste

Posted on: October 10, 2019

There are many things to think about when starting a remodeling or renovation project in your home. You might think about supplies, building permits and meeting code requirements, but what you might not think about is how to dispose of the waste. Here are a few things to think about on the subject of waste... Continue reading

What You Should Know about Disposing of Aerosol Cans

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Please note that the information contained in this post refers to aerosol can waste generated in a household setting, not in businesses or industry. You probably have several aerosol cans in your house, garage or shed. They can contain products like whipped cream, spray paint, hairspray and bug spray. When they’re empty, you may not... Continue reading

Granger Glossary of Waste, Part 2

Posted on: March 22, 2019

Well, here we are talking trash again. For more definitions of those interesting waste industry terms, keep reading. Automated Side Load (ASL)—A residential garbage or recycling truck with a mechanical arm that is operated from inside the cab using a joystick Convertainer—A type of trash truck used for hauling large trash containers Capping—The process of... Continue reading

All Landfills Are Not the Same

Posted on: March 15, 2019

You may think a landfill is a landfill, but there are actually different types meant for receiving various materials. Landfills can be licensed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as either a Type I, Type II or Type III landfill. Type I landfills are facilities used specifically for the disposal of materials designated... Continue reading