Category: Landfills

How to Make a Tasty, Educational Landfill Sundae

Posted on: February 6, 2024

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

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

5 Things You Never Knew About Today’s Landfills

Posted on: May 15, 2019

Before environmental regulations that govern landfills were developed, we used to have these things called dumps. It generally meant you could just dig a big hole in the ground or find an open field and throw trash in it. Since there were no rules governing these dump sites, it was essentially a big free for... 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

Think a Landfill Is Just a Dump? Think Again.

Posted on: September 28, 2017

We encourage everyone to make use of the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and composting to deal with their waste. It’s good for the environment and your peace of mind. But there are some things out there that just need to be thrown away and go somewhere. Luckily, you can throw these things away knowing... Continue reading

How to Reuse a Banana Peel: A Renewable Energy Tale

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Did you ever think for a minute when you threw that banana peel away months ago that it might find a new life somewhere? Well, if you’re a Granger trash customer, much of your trash serves another purpose ...