Category: Blog

Top 5 Plastics to Recycle and Not Recycle

Posted on: September 11, 2020

The recycling guidelines list plastic as an accepted material, so that must mean any plastic, right? Well, as it turns out, all plastic is not created equal and some of it is not recyclable with your household recycling collection or at your local recycling drop-off. Here’s a rundown on what’s ok to toss in your... Continue reading

Safe Disposal for Spring Cleaning

Posted on: May 15, 2020

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 Curby Cart,... Continue reading

What You Can Do to Help Your Garbage Men and Women During the COVID-19 Situation

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Waste collection is considered an essential service that is vital to the health and safety of our communities. We are grateful and proud of our associates who are out there every day making sure this important work gets done. Their jobs are far from easy, and we know you appreciate them as much as we... Continue reading

A Critical Tool for Safe Driving

Posted on: March 12, 2020

We spend our days driving garbage trucks around your neighborhood. It’s a big responsibility, and we take it very seriously. We know that the most important aspect of our job is not picking up trash—it’s keeping ourselves and the people around us safe. There are many tools we use to ensure we are doing our... Continue reading

No Household Recycling Doesn’t Mean No Recycling

Posted on: February 23, 2020

Household recycling collections and drop-offs are meant for recycling common items that can be recycled on a large scale. It’s important to follow the guidelines for this type of recycling carefully, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other, more specialty items, that you may want to find another way to recycle. If you can’t or... Continue reading

4 Reasons to Love Your Garbage Man or Woman

Posted on: February 14, 2020

Sure, your spouse is pretty great, and you love your friends and your kids. But what about that unsung hero in your life? You know who we’re talking about—that superhero in disguise who picks up your trash. Here are some reasons to love your garbage man or woman. They make the world a better place.... Continue reading

7 Recycling Myths Debunked

Posted on: January 24, 2020

There’s a lot of information out there about recycling, but not all that information is correct. These are just some of the rumors flying around about recycling that aren’t actually true. Myth #1 Caps and lids need to be removed. While there was a time when lids and caps needed to be removed, the general... 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

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

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

Which Recycling is Better–Closed or Open Loop?

Posted on: October 25, 2019

Once you’ve done the important work of determining what can be recycled in your area, preparing the materials for recycling and putting them out at the curb, putting them in your commercial recycling container or taking them to a drop-off, you may not worry much about how your materials are being recycled. The important thing... Continue reading

Household Recycling: Laundry Room Edition

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Continuing our series that gives practical and real examples of things you can recycle (or not) throughout your house, we take a visit to the laundry room. The laundry room is probably not your favorite place to hang out, but you no doubt spend a lot of time in there, particularly if you have kids.... 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 it Takes to Be a Great Granger Driver

Posted on: October 4, 2019

What does it take to be a great driver at Granger? It might seem like there’s a pretty obvious answer. You have to be good at driving. While that’s true, being a driver at Granger is quite a bit different from other driving positions. And while having a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and being skilled... Continue reading

Household Recycling: Pantry Edition

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Continuing our series that gives practical and real examples of things you can recycle throughout your house, we take a visit to the pantry. And the name of the game with pantry recycling is EMPTY. Regardless of what the container is made of, all food items must be removed before it can be recycled. Please... Continue reading