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In the News

December 14, 2016: Tons of dead animals

As Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling division chief, Overholser oversees several refuse streams — trash, recyclables, scrap metal, hazardous waste. But her latest challenge is finding a new way to get rid of the valley’s deceased pets and wildlife.

Jackson Hole News and Guide


November 28, 2016: Staff wants to speed trash transfer station work

ISWR administrators plan to build a new trash transfer station and hope to use newly cleared land to speed up what was to be a phased, multiyear project. 


June 9, 2016: Teton County Awarded $5.1 million for Landfill Closure

Grant received through Municipal Solid Waste Facilities Cease and Transfer Program administered by the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board. "Five million buck - that's huge."


January 19, 2016: Trash Transfer Construction timeline revised 

Though construction of the trash transfer station had been slated for this spring, the chief of the Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division asked that the timeline be revised to address tons of buried waste found on the site.

Jackson Hole Daily Article


Press Release: Ribbon Cutting for New Scale House, January 19,2016  

October 13, 2015: Trash facility septic system bid approved
A new septic system for the trash transfer station will ideally be installed before mid-November though "large amounts" of buried waste stand in the way.
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September 16, 2015:  Fire system costs cut at new scale house

Teton County commissioners approved funding needed to install fire sprinklers and related infrastructure in a building being erected as part of the redevelopment of the Horsethief Canyon trash transfer station.

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September 9, 2015: County wants a new bid for transfer station change

Solid waste station's scale house needs a fire suppression system. Teton County commissioners declined to skip the bidding process for a fire-suppression system needed as part of the redevelopment of the Horsethief Canyon trash transfer facility, citing cost concerns.

Jackson Hole Daily Article


September 8, 2015: County Asked to Bypass Bidding to Keep Waste Project Moving

The chief of the county's waste division plans to ask county commissioners today to bypass the bidding process for a fire suppression system needed to redevelop the Horsethief Canyon facility. 

Jackson Hole Daily Article


July 8, 2015: Your trash's weight? Expect a longer wait

Old scale house at trash transfer station to come down Monday; a new structure expected in October.

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June 8, 2015: Commissioners sign off on trash transfer scale project

County officials signed a contract last week for new scales at the trash transfer station that cost 54 percent more than estimated. 

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September/ October 2013: "The View from Teton County"

A mostly rural jurisdiction in the mountains of the northwestern Wyoming is experiencing, in a particularly acute way, some of the forces affecting municipal solid waste management. This makes the county's situation an intriguing test case for measures to deal with the management of MSW in the future.

MSW Management (trade magazine) Article

November 9, 2012: SPET projects win big, but must wait in line

Election Results Overview

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October 31, 2012:  Editorial- SPET

Letters to the Editor

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October 31, 2012: Election Guide

SPET Proposition Number 3

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October 31, 2012: "No- Brainers" Johnathan Schechter

SPET Election Guide

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October 17, 2012: "Teton County must decide how to pay for new landfill cap"

Wyoming Public Radio Story 

October 10, 2012: Guest Shot, Ed Cheramy "Vote yes for SPET landfill this fall"

Guest Shot Article


August 1, 2012:  "Landfill, land buy likely for tax ballot"

Town, county officials waver on using sixth cent of sales tax on pathways, START.

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August 1, 2012: "Forest Service permit could cut landfill costs"

County may have to wait a year to learn if federal land is available for $15 million project. 

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July 11, 2012: "Dump leaking more" 

Officials don't know if contaminants have spread beyond test area.

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January 1, 2012: "Landfill closure cost in millions"

Commissioners consider options for landfill closure.

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