Category: Just for Fun

Pumpkins: Waste or Not?

Posted on: October 16, 2023

You just finished carving your third set of pumpkins this year—all masterpieces. As you admire your artistry, you wonder what you’re going to do with them when Halloween is over. Throwing them in the trash is an option, but it isn’t the only one. Read on to learn more. Cooking Cooking pumpkins is a great... Continue reading

Waste & Recycling Workers Week—How You Can Help Celebrate

Posted on: June 10, 2021

The third week in June is designated as Waste & Recycling Workers Week. This important celebration, formerly called as Garbage Man Appreciation Week at Granger, is a chance to recognize all workers who contribute to keeping communities clean, either by picking up waste or by fulfilling important roles that help support waste collection. At Granger,... Continue reading

Most Popular Posts of 2019

Posted on: January 2, 2020

We post about a variety of different topics related to our company and the waste industry on our blog, and it’s always interesting to see which posts our customers visited the most. Last year at this time, we reviewed the most visited blog posts of 2018. When comparing our results from both years, two things... Continue reading

5 Most Visited Blog Posts of 2018

Posted on: December 28, 2018

If you’ve spent any time on our blog, you know we post on a variety of different topics. We write posts to address service-related issues and to answer questions our customers have about what they can and can’t throw away or recycle and why. But since we’ve been writing this blog for a couple years... Continue reading

5 Surprising Things about Captain Curby

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Each year on September 15, we celebrate a special day at Granger. It’s the day we debuted rolling trash carts in Lansing way back in 1983 and it’s also the day Captain CurbySM, our fabulous mascot, appeared for the first time. There’s no doubt Curby is beloved both here at Granger and out in the... Continue reading

How to Make a Tasty, Educational Landfill Sundae

Posted on: July 26, 2018

For years, Granger associates have been making landfill sundaes at local events. It’s a great way to educate people about how we build landfills and make them safe places to put trash. Not to mention that it’s fun and tasty! Adults and kids alike enjoy this activity and now you can do it at home.... Continue reading

A Star is Born: The History of Captain Curby

Posted on: September 14, 2017

You’ve probably seen his familiar face a lot over the years. He’s the Granger mascot Captain CurbySM, and he loves hanging out with Granger customers and community members, giving high fives and posing for photos. Curby’s story began more than 30 years ago, on September 15, 1983, and like many wonderful things, he started as... Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Captain Curby is Our Favorite Mascot

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Happy Birthday to the World’s Greatest Mascot, Captain CurbySM! Captain CurbySM, our loveable trash cart mascot, turns 33 today. We don’t like to brag, but when it comes to Curby, we can’t help it. We happen to think he’s the greatest mascot in the world, and here are some of our reasons: He looks great for... Continue reading

50 Things You Might Not Know About Granger

Posted on: September 8, 2016

In celebration of Granger's 50th anniversary, we wanted to share 50 interesting facts that help you better understand who we are and how we became the Granger you know today. Happy reading!

Inspirational Thoughts, Courtesy of Your Garbage Truck

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Hey there, Granger blog readers! It’s time for a pop quiz. What do the following have in common? Envy eats nothing but its own heart. Faith is the ability to see God in the dark. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Love must be sincere. Hate what is... Continue reading