Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling collects and processes recyclable materials from our community, which are then transported to their respective markets. We provide community recycling bins at seven convenient locations throughout Teton County, business cardboard recycling pick-up service and outreach/education programs to encourage recycling habits. We also collect both electronic waste and hazardous household waste at the recycling center so these materials may be responsibly recycled and/or disposed of.
In fall 2014, Teton County Commissioners took historic action by unanimously adopting a Zero Waste Resolution. As a result, a decade from now, Teton County’s opportunities to divert waste from the landfill will be greater than they are today, possibly including programs such as food waste composting and widespread commingled collection of recyclables. Solid Waste and Recycling staff are currently creating the Zero Waste Plan, which will be designed to achieve the initial goal of 60 percent diversion of waste from the landfill by the year 2030.
Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling contracts Terra Firma Organics to operate a successful composting program. This composting program accounts for over 50 percent of the total tonnage of materials we are able to divert in Teton County, It also creates both a valuable, local soil amendment and a fuel source. Plans will expand this program to accept more materials
We value our long-standing relationships with community organizations and continually seek to establish local partnerships with the specific goal of furthering practices to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in our community.
Each fiscal year, Teton County’s RRR program offers limited funding to selected partnering organizations with the goal of providing education and outreach opportunities to support RRR practices in our community.
RRR Business Leaders is Jackson Hole’s local green business certification program and membership-based association managed by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling. Teton County businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply for membership to show their commitment to green practices. Member organizations receive community recognition and a variety of networking benefits.