Category: Disposal

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

Granger Glossary of Waste, Part 1

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Just like any other industry, the waste industry has certain terms that only make sense to us. We try to keep the jargon out of our communications, but you may see some of these terms pop up on our sites and in other places around the internet. Here’s a brief description of some of the... 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

Granger Partners with Able Eyes for 360 Virtual Tours of Lansing Facilities

Posted on: November 9, 2018

Generally speaking, the more information we have, the better we feel about new experiences. And for that reason, among others, we’re really excited about a resource that’s now available for Granger customers. In October of 2018, we met with the co-founder of Able Eyes to film a virtual 360 tour of our Disposal Center of... Continue reading

How to Safely Dispose of Medications

Posted on: November 2, 2018

Medications are a part of everyday life for many of us—they can help make us more comfortable, treat chronic conditions and even save our lives. But they’re also something that shouldn’t be left sitting around where they can be accidentally or intentionally misused. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommends removing expired, unwanted and unused... 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