The Teton County recycling program collects only materials that are truly able to be recycled/reused and for which viable markets exist. We operate a ‘source separated’’ collection system in which we require recyclers to separate items based on material type – as opposed to a ‘single source’ or ‘commingled’ collection system (common in larger communities) in which all materials go into one bin and are separated at a more sophisticated Materials Recovery Facility.
Teton County is currently expanding recycling and waste facilities which will help enable us to accept increased volumes and additional types of materials. As the county’s waste diversion program grows, additional modifications to simplify the current collection system may become viable.
Materials accepted at community collection sites in Teton County include: Office paper; newspaper, magazines; corrugated cardboard; soft cover books and phone books; glass bottles and jars (all colors); aluminum cans, aluminum foil and pie plates; steel/tin cans, #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jars; plastic bags and stretchy plastic wrap.
At the main recycling center on Adams Canyon Rd we also accept: electronic waste (M-F, 9am – 6pm); batteries, cell phones and small electronics; household hazardous waste (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April – October, by appointment only); fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL’s); hard cover books, textiles, bicycle tires and tubes; bear spray; camping propane canisters; scrap metal (no appliances).