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              Granger composting will begin Wednesday, April 5, 2017 

                 One large recycling cart - (Yellow Lid) - Serviced EVERY OTHER  Wednesday. 

                 If you move containers must stay with the home. 

 Granger Waste Services Information

One bulk item per week: A bulk item is a large item that does not easily fit in your cart, such as an appliance or piece of furniture. Anything with Freon must be paid to Granger in advance.  No tires please!  Due to Granger's side arm loading system, it may be difficult for your large item to be picked up the same day as your trash.  If your item is too big or too bulky a separate truck will be sent out the next day to pick it up. Please leave the item street side.

SPECIAL BULK GLASS ITEMS:  Patio doors, mirrors or glass table tops can be placed along side your trash container as a large item. Please wrap your glass item in heavy, strong tape or enclose the entire item in cardboard, an old throw-away blanket, tarp or similar material, then wrap additional tape around the outside of the packaging.  If the glass is broken, please carefully remove any loose pieces and place the broken glass in a cardboard box, seal up and label the box "glass" and set next to your cart. Granger appreciates the extra effort and it ensures the safety of their drivers.

Yard Waste Collection: Weekly collection, every Wednesday from the first Wednesday in April to the last Wednesday in November.  You may use your own container (marked with an "X") or brown paper compost yard waste bags.      

Recycling: Cardboard; Boxboard; Tin & Aluminum; Plastics #1-#7; Mixed Paper such as newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, etc.  PLEASE NO GLASS IN RECYCLE CARTS!

A glass container is located between the Department of Public Services and the Fire Department at 907 W. Main Street.

Granger Observes the following holidays

that may affect your Wednesday pick-up

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day,

Labor Day,Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day


    SENIOR REFUSE FORM- See if you are eligible.      

REFUSE VACANCY FORM- Going away for the winter?


  • Place trash cart street-side no later than 6:30 am.
  • Double bag loose material such as: Kitty litter; animal waste; sawdust; ashes; insulation and packing peanuts.
  • Place long items such as: Broom handles; curtain rods; etc. on the ground beside the trash.                  
  • Please place trash cart to the RIGHT of your driveway as you face your house from the street. One large Item per week is acceptable.  
  • Trash Removal: $40.43 quarterly 
  • Senior Discount Trash Removal: $28.66 quarterly
  • Sewer Billing: $67.00 a quarter
  • All billings occur on a quarterly cycle of: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st.
  • Residential Bill Total = $107.43
  • Senior Residential Bill Total = $95.66

(Weekly April through End of November)

  • Weekly Compost Removal is April through November
  • Composting begins the first Wednesday in April and goes until the last Wednesday in November of each year
  • For collection purposes, compost (yard waste) material is defined as: grass, leaves, shrubs, tree branch trimmings and garden materials
  • Yard waste will be picked up in brown paper compost bags only
  • Compost bags weighing more than 50 pounds will not be collected
  • Shrubs must be cut up into manageable pieces and be free of any root balls
  • Branch trimmings must be no longer than 4 feet in length and securely tied in bundles
  • Granger will take up to 4 compost bags; 4 bundles of trimmed brush, or a combination of the two from each residence weekly
  • Plastic bags containing compost will not be picked up
  • Weeds or grass clippings must be free of dirt and root balls
  • Yard waste must be separate from household trash and placed on the opposite side of the drive, if possible
  • Granger is requesting the use of brown paper compost bags or a container marked with an "X" when composting
*Brush that is too large to be removed as part of the weekly yard waste-composting program is collected each spring and fall by the City sponsored, street-side brush pick-up program.


Properly dispose of unwanted or expired medications at one of these disposal sites:  Be sure to black out any personal information but leave the drug name visible!  Call 989-224-5186 

CLEAN COMMUNITY EVENT -  Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm  Clinton County residents only - an appointment is required to attend.  Registration and more information can be found on the Clinton County Department of Waste Management website: https://www.clinton-county.org/314/Current-Events.   This event is designed to help residents dispose of reusable household items, electronics, books, used oil & antifreeze, household hazardous waste, unwanted medications, scrap metal, Freon containing items, tires, mattresses, bulky waste and yard waste.

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION DAY Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Friedland Industries 405 E. Maple Street, Lansing  

Friedland Industries is sponsoring a document shredding day FREE to all area residents.  Residents may bring any documents they wish to be shredded including bank statements, canceled checks, insurance documents, credit card statements, mortgage statements, student school work and any residential paper or junk mail.  Destruction  of these paper documents is guaranteed and FREE!  For more information please call (517)482-3000.


The Department of Waste Management will accept old mercury health thermometers year round at our office located at 1307 E. Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building). Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermometers in a plastic zip lock baggie and be exchanged for a new digital thermometer.  Limit one digital thermometer per person.


The Department of Waste Management will accept old mercury containing thermostats year round at our office located at 1307 E. Townsend Road, Suite 102 in St. Johns (MMDHD Building).  Residents are encouraged to transport their old mercury thermostats in a plastic ziplock baggie.  This program is funded in part by a grant from Michigan Energy Options and the Thermostat Recycling Corporation.

LANSING AREA HOME AND GARDEN SHOW  March 16-19 at the Michigan State University Pavilion.  This annual event gives residents an opportunity to ask questions about recycling, waste reduction and composting opportunities in the tri-county (Clinton, Eaton & Ingham) area.  Clinton County Department of Waste Management will have information as well as representation at this booth.  Enter to win cool prizes and pick up lots of information (and some freebies).

MEDICATION DISPOSAL PROGRAMS (see instruction below before bringing your medications to one of these drop off sites). Instructions: Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible!  Please do NOT bring needles, Epi pens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community Event.


Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Community Center of the St. Jude Catholic Parish at 801 North Bridge Street in DeWitt.

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Bath Township Senior Center at 14480 Webster Road in Bath.

Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at RecycleRama! Ingham County Health Department at 5303 S. Cedar Street in Lansing.

Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Clean Community Event - the location will be provided when an appointment is made.

Protect your family, pets, the community and the environment by properly disposing of unwanted or expired medications through one of the programs noted below.  Do not put medications "down the drain" or in the trash.  They can end up in surface waters and negatively impact local ecosystems.  The preferred disposal option is through special events which ensure safe disposal through incineration.  Please keep your medications in their original containers but be sure to black out any personal information.

The Sparrow Clinton Memorial  Pharmacy can accept all non-controlled pills, tablets and liquids year round, free of charge.  Please call them for additional information and hours at (989) 224-8155. Controlled medications, such as narcotics and behavioral medications can be safely and securely dropped off at the Clinton County Sheriff's Office lobby Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.