Category: Disposal

When Light Bulbs Burn Out: Recycle or Toss?

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Light bulbs are a necessary part of our daily lives. Though new technology means light bulbs are lasting longer, we all occasionally hear that familiar pop when flipping the switch. And with all the different types of bulbs out there now, it can be confusing to know what to do with them when they reach... 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

Help Prevent Trash Fires: Keep These 5 Materials out of Your Garbage

Posted on: August 2, 2018

You might not think much about what you put in your trash. Anything that can’t be recycled that you want to get rid of is probably fair game. But some items can pose a fire hazard if they’re not disposed of properly. Please help us keep fire out of our trucks and facilities by keeping... 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

The Details of Disposing of Bulk Waste

Posted on: April 6, 2018

If you’re like most of us, your weekly trash fits neatly into a trash bag, which fits neatly into your Curby Cart. But occasionally, you might have something a little (or lot) larger that requires disposal. That larger item is probably a bulk. Read on for more information about bulk items and how to dispose... 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: What Should I Do with Old Electronics?

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Dear Captain CurbySM: I have a lot of electronic items I don’t want anymore like old cell phones and computer keyboards. Is it ok to throw these away? Bill N. Holt Dear Bill: Thanks for asking! If these are from your home, there’s nothing to prohibit you from throwing electronics in with your trash if... 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

Ask Curby: Safe Disposal of Sharps

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Dear Captain CurbySM: I am diabetic and have a lot of used needles. How do I get rid of them? Should I put them in my recycling cart? Rita M. Owosso Dear Rita: Thanks for asking. Your needles, like other medical equipment that can puncture or cut skin, such as lancets, are considered sharps. There... 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 Batteries

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Batteries—we use them for everything from cell phones to flashlights. They don’t last forever, though. There are so many types, and it’s hard to know what to do with them. Luckily, we can help. Keep reading. Single-Use Household Alkaline (AA, AAA, 9-volt, etc.) Thanks to the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996, today’s alkaline... 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 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

Easy Options for Ditching Bulky, Old Appliances

Posted on: January 12, 2017

There will come a day when one of your trusted appliances finally calls it quits. It has spent its life making yours much easier. And while you’re actually thrilled to start shopping for a shiny new appliance, you have no answer to this important question: what do I do with my old, bulky appliance? Don’t worry—we’ve... Continue reading