Category: Collection Guidelines

What is Hazardous Waste and Why Can’t I Put It in My Trash?

Posted on: December 14, 2018

If you’ve read our Waste Acceptance Guidelines, you know that one of the categories of waste that you’re prohibited from putting in your trash is something called hazardous waste. In fact, we can’t accept any container that has a hazardous waste label on it, even if the container is empty. But what exactly is hazardous... Continue reading

Random Questions about Your Waste Collection, Part 2

Posted on: November 21, 2018

Do you ever lay awake at night wondering about your trash or recycling service? You know, those burning questions that randomly pop into your head that you wish you knew the answer to? Well, we’re here to help. Read on for more answers to those consuming questions that keep you up at night.   Will... Continue reading

Random Questions about Your Waste Collection

Posted on: October 26, 2018

Do you ever lay awake at night wondering about your trash or recycling service? You know, those burning questions that randomly pop into your head that you wish you knew the answer to? Well, we’re here to help. Keep reading for answers to those consuming questions that keep you up at night.   Do I... Continue reading

When Trash Gets Heavy

Posted on: August 17, 2018

  Did you know there is a weight limit on bags and Curby carts? It’s true. We ask that you limit the trash you put out to 30 pounds per bag and 200 pounds per cart. Why? Heavy bags and carts can cause two main problems: Injuries—The #1 reason we have weight restrictions is because... Continue reading

Getting Ready for a Move? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted on: March 22, 2018

You’re moving. It can be a busy, stressful time and the last thing you will probably be thinking about is your trash service. Luckily, we’ve thought about it for you. Here are some things to remember when you’re getting ready to make a big move. Transferring/Cancelling Your Service We hope you’re happy with your service... Continue reading

The Waste We Don’t Want

Posted on: February 8, 2018

If you’re a Granger customer, you’ve seen our Waste Acceptance Guidelines on multiple occasions. We publish them at least annually to remind customers what shouldn’t go in the trash. But if you’ve ever wondered why some of these items are prohibited or what you can do with them instead, please keep reading. Open, empty or... Continue reading

Ask Curby: Can I Throw Away Broken Glass?

Posted on: November 10, 2017

Dear Captain CurbySM: I was looking for something in the attic the other day and found some broken pieces of window glass. Is it ok to throw them away in my Curby cart? Should I try to recycle them? Brian P. Jackson Dear Brian: Thanks for asking. Our biggest concern when it comes to throwing... Continue reading

What You Need to Know about Renting a Container

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Most of the time, your Curby cart or bags work just fine, but once in a while, you may have a bit too much trash for that to be practical. Like cleaning out your basement for the first time in 20 years or replacing that leaky roof. For situations like these, if you don’t have... Continue reading

What to Do with Old Paint

Posted on: August 3, 2017

Paint disposal doesn’t seem like it should be complicated, but it can be. Not only is it messy (obviously), more importantly, it can be hazardous. Oil-Based Paint Believe it or not, oil-based paint is considered household hazardous waste. That means you can’t throw it in with your regular trash because it is dangerous to the... 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 You Should Place Your Cart and Why It Matters

Posted on: July 21, 2017

We’re adding more automated side load (ASL) trucks to our fleet all the time because they’re so safe and efficient. (Not sure what an ASL truck is or why it’s safer and more efficient? Check out this blog post.) But the thing about using an ASL truck is that for optimal usage, you really need... Continue reading

Why You Have a Collection Day, Not Collection Time

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Imagine this. You’re sitting at your kitchen table eating a leisurely breakfast when you hear the garbage truck. But wait, you think. It can’t be the garbage truck. My trash doesn’t get picked up until afternoon. They never pick it up in the morning and it’s not even out there yet. You go outside to... Continue reading

Yard Waste: What It is and What to do with It

Posted on: March 27, 2017

There are more than 2,500 plant species in the state of Michigan, according to the DNR. While many of these plants reside in our forests and shorelines, we are fortunate to have many trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses with which to beautify our yards. But that beauty comes at a price—maintenance and upkeep. And while many... Continue reading

What You Should Know about Winter Trash Collection

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Winter usually means quite a bit of snow and ice. Sometimes it means 60 degrees and raining, but that’s Michigan for you! Our goal is to provide outstanding service to all our customers, regardless of the weather and road conditions. The reality is that some days, we just won’t be able to meet that goal... Continue reading

Why, oh why, didn’t my trash get picked up?

Posted on: October 21, 2016

We've all been there. You come home from work in the evening and go to wheel your Curby cart back to the garage, only to find that it's still full of trash. At this point, you may be wondering ...