Category: Blog

What You Should Know about Disposing of Aerosol Cans

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Please note that the information contained in this post refers to aerosol can waste generated in a household setting, not in businesses or industry. You probably have several aerosol cans in your house, garage or shed. They can contain products like whipped cream, spray paint, hairspray and bug spray. When they’re empty, you may not... Continue reading

Make Back to School a Little Greener

Posted on: August 2, 2019

As the summer winds down, thoughts inevitably turn to back-to-school shopping. And while it’s exciting for kids to get some cool new stuff which takes a little of the sting out of having to head back to the classroom, the whole process can get downright environmentally unfriendly. Here are a few tips for keeping back... Continue reading

Household Recycling: Bathroom Edition

Posted on: July 19, 2019

Recycling guidelines are helpful, but they’re usually pretty general. We thought it might be useful to publish some posts that give practical, real-life examples. This is the first in a series of blog posts that takes one room of your house and gives an intensive rundown of what can and can’t be recycled there. We’ll... Continue reading

Jackson Native Jessica Webb is New Resource for Granger Customers

Posted on: July 12, 2019

Granger Waste Services is pleased to announce a new resource for Jackson customers. Jackson native Jessica Webb has been hired as a sales representative for Granger’s Jackson area service territory. Jessica will focus her efforts on helping potential customers obtain service that best meets their needs, as well helping existing customers have the best service... Continue reading

Serving Granger’s Communities

Posted on: June 28, 2019

By Guest Blogger Charles Hauser In December of 2009, I graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. The idea of business, working with people and developing relationships always intrigued me. As a professional, I followed this path while learning from great mentors and business leaders. Throughout my years of experiences,... Continue reading

Associate Spotlight: Meet Earl!

Posted on: June 21, 2019

We’re celebrating National Garbage Man Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Earl Aungst Title: Safety Specialist What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? My work is a combination of training to help keep associates... Continue reading

Associate Spotlight: Meet Sean!

Posted on: June 19, 2019

We’re celebrating National Garbage Man Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Sean McHugh Title: Data Analyst What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? I analyze business and financial questions. The Granger leadership team wants... Continue reading

Associate Spotlight: Meet Jr!

Posted on: June 18, 2019

We’re celebrating National Garbage Man Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Jr Ramereiz Title: Equipment Operator What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? Operate the Bobcat and fork truck in the Recycling Center, sort... Continue reading

Associate Spotlight: Meet Darla!

Posted on: June 17, 2019

We’re celebrating National Garbage Man Week by featuring Granger associates. We might not all pick up trash here at Granger, but we’re all garbage men and women. Name: Darla Fabus Title: Accounts Payable Administrator What kind of activities do you do on a typical workday? Typical activities include accounts payable tasks, vendor setup and maintenance,... Continue reading

A Camper’s Guide to Being Greener

Posted on: June 14, 2019

One activity many of us enjoy in the summer months (or spring, fall or even winter) is camping. Whether you’re tenting it or glamping, chances are you’ll be making meals and generating some waste. You might be tempted to just chuck everything in the trash, but you can be environmentally responsible while camping. It just... Continue reading

A Lesson from Your Garbage Man: Inspect Your Vehicle

Posted on: June 6, 2019

Since Granger has vehicles on the road all day, every day, our associates, including drivers and mechanics, must be vigilant about ensuring these vehicles are in correct working order. After all, if our trucks aren’t in good condition, it could affect the safety of our associates and everyone else on the road. But even those... Continue reading

All Other Duties as Assigned

Posted on: May 30, 2019

By Guest Blogger Angie Schwab My position at Granger is human resources and safety coordinator and it is truly a unique job. I haven’t yet met anyone who has a job that is even close to what I do every day. It’s kind of a hybrid position—part human resources, part safety and part liaison to... 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

Let’s Get Specific about Recycling

Posted on: May 9, 2019

Recycling is confusing. We get it. We also know that most people know how important it is to put only accepted items in their recycling and want to get it right. And we want to help you get it right. But it’s difficult, if not impossible, to put very specific, detailed lists of what’s accepted... Continue reading

Electronics in the Waste Industry

Posted on: April 25, 2019

By Guest Blogger Neil Parsons Let’s talk T.R.A.S.H. That’s “Technology Rewards A Smart Hauler.” Americans throw away around 250 million tons of trash a year; that’s 4.4 pounds for every person, day in and day out. Collecting all that waste has evolved from paper route sheets and two-way radios to in-truck tablets with GPS, smart... Continue reading