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November 22nd, 2017- Fall Clean Up and Pumpkin Smash Results are in!

Thank you to all staff, volunteers, participants, and sponsors! 

Over a rain filled week, 199,460 pounds of yard waste and pumpkins were delivered by residents and composted locally rather than hauled over 100 miles to be landfilled. Composting organic material is a critical strategy on the Road to Zero Waste. Thank you!!

November 22nd, 2017 - Program diverts 73 tons of food waste from landfills

JH News and Guide article about Grand Teton National Park food composting pilot project.

Click here to read!


November 20th, 2017- Thanksgiving Hours at the Trash Transfer Station and Recycling Center

Holiday closures this week!

Thanksgiving hours:

Trash Transfer Station: Thursday, November 23rd - closed. Normal operating hours Friday and Saturday. 

Recycling Center Office: Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 24th - closed. 

The recycling bins at the North end of the property will be available, as well as the other community sites. Please be mindful that bins will not be emptied until the following Monday. Break down cardboard, and as always if bins are full please don't leave recyclables on the ground. 

Most importantly --- THANK YOU FOR RECYCLING!


November 15th, 2017- ISWR Board Vacancies

Interested in getting more involved? Apply for a board vacancy!

The ISWR advisory board meets the first Thursday of every month. Board meetings can include site visits, special presentations and speakers. Click here to apply online! 


November 8th, 2017- Pilot Program at Grand Teton National Park Informs Future of Composting in Teton County

Food Waste Composting Pilot Press Release


November 6th, 2017- Update: New PO Box for Trash Transfer Station Payments

The Treasurer's Office is no longer accepting payment for the Trash Transfer Station. Please drop off payment at the Recycling Center, make a payment over the phone, or mail checks to PO Box 9088, Jackson WY 83002.

Please be aware that any checks sent to the Treasurer's Office will be delayed being applied to accounts. Please indicate your account number on your check, and do not combine TTS and Recycling Center payments. 


November 6th, 2017- Winter Hours take effect at the Trash Transfer Station!

Winter hours at the Trash Transfer Station take effect Monday, November 6th.

Winter Hours:

8am-3pm M-F

9am-1pm Saturdays

Please call us at (307) 733-7678 if you have any questions.


October 16th, 2017- Teton County Recycling Program Set Up For Success

Recent headlines may have you confused about recycling in Teton County. The long and short of it: Keep up the great work!!

Recent headlines may have left you wondering about recycling in Teton County. As the article published by the Wall Street Journal describes,China will be limiting what recyclables they will accept, starting in 2018. Communities using a single-stream recycling system will likely see the biggest impacts with this change. ISWR staff spoke with the Jackson Hole News and Guide in September and explained how our source separated system and the dedicated efforts of our community put us in a position to continue to sell our recyclables and keep our program running successfully.

Read both articles here:

County at advantage in recycling market (JH News and Guide)

Oh, Scrap: China, the Biggest Buyer of America’s Trash, Wants No More (Wall Street Journal)

Have any questions the articles don't answer? Please call us!


September 28th, 2017- Big Wins at State Recycling Awards!

Teton County ISWR, Westbank Sanitation, Hole Food Rescue, and Recycling Operator Lane Raper all bring home awards.

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/local/teton-county-orgs-win-state-recycling-awards/article_adc9b724-4db3-521c-ba47-7a78a7eb17e1.html


July 19, 2017-  Trash not trashed at Grove construction site - JH News and Guide


Teton Habitat for Humanity demonstrates zero waste construction practices at the Grove, in partnership with Teton County ISWR.


July 19, 2017- Green strategy OK'd to boost sustainability - JH News and Guide


Teton County commissioners strive for increased sustainability by 2030.


May 9th, 2017- Jackson is gearing up for Saturday's Cleanup - News and Guide


Recycling Staff Recognized for Tireless Work in the Midst of Chaos


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.
JH News and Guide Article

 

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.

JH News and Guide Article

 

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.

JH News and Guide Article

 

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. 

JH News and Guide Article

  

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

JH News and Guide Article

October 31, 2012:  Editorial- SPET

Letters to the Editor

JH News and Guide Article


October 31, 2012: Election Guide

SPET Proposition Number 3

JH News and Guide Article

 

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

SPET Election Guide

JH News and Guide Article

 

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.

JH News and Guide Article

  

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. 

JH News and Guide Article


July 11, 2012: "Dump leaking more"

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

JH News and Guide Article 

 

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

Commissioners consider options for landfill closure.

JH News and Guide Article