Tag: recycling

Top 5 Tips for Becoming a Recycling Superhero

Posted on: January 2, 2023

Maybe you’ve been thinking about recycling for a while and have just never gotten around to it. Or possibly you’re an occasional recycler who would like to do more, but you’re not sure where or how to start. Whether you’re working on a New Year’s resolution or just looking to make some general improvements, here... Continue reading

Three Tips for Making Every Day Earth Day

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Saving the environment and protecting the earth can be a big job. If you think too much about it, it can be really daunting. The good news is, there are small actions you can turn into habits that will have a lasting impact. Here are top tips for easy changes you can make in your... Continue reading

Big Cleanup? Granger’s Here to Help

Posted on: April 13, 2018

Getting ready to do a big spring (or any time of the year) cleaning? It’s a daunting task, but Granger can help. Here are some things to remember if you’re cleaning out a garage, attic or basement (or all of the above). Reuse/Recycling Rather than tossing that stuff in the trash, consider the options you... Continue reading

Recycling Isn’t Magic. It’s Business.

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Recycling is one of those things we do that’s become kind of mystical in its significance. We know it’s good for the environment—it saves energy, helps preserve natural resources and decreases waste. All those completely justified warm and fuzzy feelings make it easy to forget that recycling is also a business and practical business concerns... Continue reading

Rinsing Recyclables: Is It Worth It?

Posted on: October 19, 2017

It’s a pretty common best practice to rinse that plastic tub or aluminum can before you toss it in your recycling cart, but some question if it’s really necessary. At Granger, we ask you to rinse bottles, jugs and tubs, and here are a few reasons why: Residue or liquids left in containers can contaminate... Continue reading

What Happens When You Don’t Break Down Cardboard

Posted on: July 27, 2017

Picture this: You’re getting ready to take your recycling to the drop-off center. You want to recycle in the most environmentally friendly way possible, so you’ve saved your recycling up in your garage for several weeks. Now you’re taking the opportunity to recycle it on your way to an appointment, when you’re going to drive right... Continue reading

How to Start an Office Recycling Program

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Updated: 5/25/21 What do these items–plastic water bottle, magazine, window envelope and soup can—have in common? First of all, you probably have each of these items somewhere in your office. But more importantly, all of these items can be recycled in an office recycling program. You’re doing a great job of recycling at home. You’ve... Continue reading

Where in the World Does Your Recycling Go? (Part 2)

Posted on: September 1, 2016

When last we left your recycling, it was on a truck headed away from Granger. The next part of the process is where all the magic happens—where that water bottle, piece of paper or cardboard box becomes something brand new. Recommended Read: Where in the World Does Your Recycling Go? (Part 1) It’s always our goal... Continue reading

Where in the World Does Your Recycling Go? (Part 1)

Posted on: August 24, 2016

If you’re a committed recycler, you probably spend a lot of time and effort on your recycling. You have the routine down—empty, rinse, repeat. You nag your kids when you see them throwing something away that can go in the recycling. (Or maybe they nag you.) If you’re taking your recycling to a drop-off center... Continue reading

Drop That Pizza Box! Surprising Things That Can’t Be Recycled—And Why

Posted on: August 4, 2016

It’s great that many of you are taking advantage of the opportunity to RECYCLE MORE—either with curbside collection or at a drop-off center. But some of us are still a little confused about what we can throw in that Curby Recycler or tub or deliver to the drop-off center. Why does it matter? Well, putting materials into... Continue reading