As a Road to Zero Waste community, Teton County will:
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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 increased recycling services. ISWR coordinates the Road to Zero Waste strategies that are designed to achieve the initial goal of 60 percent diversion of waste from the landfill by the year 2030.
ISWR offers municipal yard waste composting services at the Teton County Trash Transfer Station at 5400 W. US Hwy 89; as well as several free residential yard waste collection events per year. This composting program accounts for over 50 percent of the total tonnage diverted from the landfill annually in Teton County. In February 2021, ISWR began accepting food waste for composting and a commercial food waste composting program is soon to be underway as well.
ISWR community partnerships are awarded on an annual basis. These opportunities provide limited funding to programs that offer education and outreach programming, events and projects related to minimizing waste and conserving resources. Click below to learn more about past partners and the application process.