Category: Life at Granger

5 Ways to Make Your Garbage Man (or Woman)’s Day

Posted on: September 20, 2018

It’s probably not a secret that picking up trash and recycling for a living isn’t an easy job, but a very important one. The men and women who take care of our waste work hard and with just a small amount of effort, we could make their work a little easier. (In fact, that’s probably... Continue reading

5 Types of Lesser Known Jobs at Granger

Posted on: August 24, 2018

When you think of people who work at Granger, garbage truck drivers are probably who comes immediately to mind. And it’s true that the biggest part of our workforce here is drivers. After all, picking up trash and recycling is our main business, and that wouldn’t work very well if we didn’t have anyone to... Continue reading

Riding Shotgun: My Day with a Garbage Man

Posted on: August 9, 2018

By Lydia Granger I grew up with garbage men as my heroes. I’d always wave at the drivers and then shrink down in the backseat when Mom would start “honking hello.” Granger Brown was my favorite color, and I was taught how to properly place our carts for easy pick-up. September 15 forever marks Captain... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet James

Posted on: June 22, 2018

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women.  Name: James Glasscoe Title: Professional Driver Work Location: Services customers out of Lansing facility What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? I work on a residential (rear-load) garbage truck... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet Phil

Posted on: June 21, 2018

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women.  Name: Phil Newsome Title: Sales Representative Work Location: Main Office, Lansing What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? Answer questions regarding what types of waste we can accept... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet Andrew

Posted on: June 20, 2018

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women.  Name: Andrew Russ Title: Fleet & Purchasing Manager Work Location: Lansing Maintenance Facility What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? Order new equipment, anything from garbage trucks to trash machines,... Continue reading

Granger Celebrates Garbage Men and Women

Posted on: June 20, 2018

Granger Waste Services will be celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation this week (Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 23). This week-long celebration is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all of Granger’s hardworking associates. It’s also intended to recognize the men and women who work behind the scenes keep our communities clean. Garbage men and women... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet Denise

Posted on: June 18, 2018

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women.  Name: Denise Slocum Title: Granger Customer Service Representative Work Location: Recycling Center, Lansing What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? Weigh Granger and non-Granger recycling and trash... Continue reading

Reason #5 to Work at Granger: A Career

Posted on: July 13, 2017

While there are numerous reasons we think working at Granger is second to none (in no order), we’re focusing on one claim—we provide careers. There’s a fair amount of debate about what constitutes a career versus what is just a job, but people seem to agree on a few main points: A job is about... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet Kimberly

Posted on: June 23, 2017

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Kimberly Smelker Title: Operations Manager How long have you worked at Granger? 21 years What’s your favorite part about working at Granger? Friendly co-workers What three things would... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Rick Bonilla

Posted on: June 21, 2017

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Rick Bonilla Title: Recycling Equipment Operator How long have you worked at Granger? 16 years What’s your favorite part about working at Granger?  The variety of equipment I... Continue reading

Garbage Man Appreciation Week: Meet Angie

Posted on: June 20, 2017

We’re celebrating Garbage Man Appreciation Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women.  Name: Angie Schwab Title: HR Safety Coordinator How long have you worked at Granger? 6 months What’s your favorite part about working at Granger? I really enjoy being integrated... Continue reading

An Open Letter From Our CEO, Keith Granger

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Not everyone dreams of being a garbage man when they grow up, but I definitely did. Maybe my situation was a little different because it was our family business, but even when I was small, I think I recognized what an important job it is. And I still feel the same way. I’m proud to... Continue reading

From Us to You, Thank You

Posted on: November 23, 2016

Dear Customer: Whether you're a residential, commercial or industrial customer, based in Mt. Pleasant, Jackson, Lansing or any of the other fine communities we serve, this letter goes out to you.

Wearing Many Hats in the Community

Posted on: November 17, 2016

There’s a saying people use when someone is involved in several different roles. That person is said to wear many hats. When it comes to community involvement, we here at Granger wear several different and varied types of hats. From casual to fancy, we have them all covered. Read on to learn more about our... Continue reading