Category: Life at Granger

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

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

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

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

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

Preparing Granger Associates to Do Their Jobs Safely and Effectively

Posted on: March 28, 2019

By Guest Blogger Josh Kindy In my position as training and development specialist, my main duties include onboarding and new hire training, creating and providing industry-specific training material and assisting the operations and safety teams with other projects as necessary. Although many of my duties are focused on our driving staff, I also assist with... Continue reading

My Role in Protecting the Environment

Posted on: February 28, 2019

By Guest Blogger Serenity Skillman  I graduated from Michigan State University in May of 2018 with a degree in Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering. I am an Engineer in Training (meaning I successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam) and am working on getting my Professional Engineer license. When I graduated, I wanted to find a job where I felt I... Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Your Garbage Man (or Woman)’s Day

Posted on: September 20, 2018

It’s probably not a secret that picking up trash and recycling for a living isn’t an easy job, but a very important one. The men and women who take care of our waste work hard and with just a small amount of effort, we could make their work a little easier. (In fact, that’s probably... Continue reading

5 Types of Lesser Known Jobs at Granger

Posted on: August 24, 2018

When you think of people who work at Granger, garbage truck drivers are probably who comes immediately to mind. And it’s true that the biggest part of our workforce here is drivers. After all, picking up trash and recycling is our main business, and that wouldn’t work very well if we didn’t have anyone to... Continue reading

Riding Shotgun: My Day with a Garbage Man

Posted on: August 9, 2018

By Lydia Granger I grew up with garbage men as my heroes. I’d always wave at the drivers and then shrink down in the backseat when Mom would start “honking hello.” Granger Brown was my favorite color, and I was taught how to properly place our carts for easy pick-up. September 15 forever marks Captain... Continue reading