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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

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

Post-holiday Recycling: What to Do with Gift Wrap and Greeting Cards

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Dear Captain CurbySM: I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the waste that gets generated around this time of the year. The whole situation seems very complicated. Can you make it simple for me and tell me what I can and can’t do with all my festive waste? Thanks. Clara Haslett Dear Clara: What... Continue reading

Winter Driving Tips from Your Garbage Man

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Your garbage man has a tough job and at no time is it tougher than in the winter months. When conditions are harsh, roads get treacherous and safety is threatened. Luckily, Granger’s drivers make safety a priority every day. They’re experts at staying safe on the roads, so we thought it might be useful for... Continue reading

Help! What Should I Do with This Unwanted Bag?

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Bags are everywhere. Most of us probably use them in one form or another almost every day. But what do we do with them when we’re done? Now there’s a complicated question. Some bags can be recycled in your regular recycling collection, some can be recycled, but not in your curbside cart, some bags can’t... 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

Rinsing Recyclables: Is It Worth It?

Posted on: October 19, 2017

It’s a pretty common best practice to rinse that plastic tub or aluminum can before you toss it in your recycling cart, but some question if it’s really necessary. At Granger, we ask you to rinse bottles, jugs and tubs, and here are a few reasons why: Residue or liquids left in containers can contaminate... Continue reading

Smelly Trash Cart? Here’s How to Clean It

Posted on: October 12, 2017

In a previous blog post, we talked about what you can do to keep your cart cleaner and less smelly. But what if it’s too late and it’s already dirty and smelly? Don’t panic. You don’t need to request a new cart. They’re actually pretty easy to clean using items you have around the house... 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

Sick of Your Smelly Trash Cart? Here’s How to Keep It Cleaner

Posted on: August 17, 2017

It’s hard to keep your trash from smelling, but there is a way to keep your Curby cart cleaner. Follow these easy tips: Bag all your trash. If your trash is contained in bags, it’s less likely to get into your cart to get it messy. It only makes sense, right? Double bag pet waste... 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

How to Start an Office Recycling Program

Posted on: January 19, 2017

What do these items–plastic water bottle, magazine, window envelope and soup can—have in common? First of all, you probably have each of these items somewhere in your office. But more importantly, all of these items can be recycled in an office recycling program. You’re doing a great job of recycling at home. You’ve got the... 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

How to Get Rid of Old Tires

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Picture this scenario: You’ve been driving the same vehicle with the same tires for three or four years. The tires wear out. What do you do with them? Most of the time you won’t have a hard time getting rid of them because when you go to get new tires, you can just leave them... Continue reading