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NEWS AND EVENTS

Locals at the grand opening of the Geotourism Center use the new recycling bins.

Driggs gets recycling bins! With help from the Teton Springs Foundation and the Driggs Urban Renewal Agency, TVCR purchased new recycling bins for the new Driggs City Plaza. The bins are made from recycled milk jugs, and used approximately 3,630 jugs in their production. PLEASE DO NOT BRING HOUSEHOLD RECYCLABLES TO THE BINS. They are sized for use by tourists and shoppers, and will be quickly overwhelmed if people bring recyclables from home. Household recycling can be dropped off at the transfer station in Driggs, or picked up curbside through a subscription service offered by RAD.

Tipping fees set to change October 1st. To help cover the cost of the landfill cap, tipping fees and the solid waste user fee will change on October 1st, 2014. The annual solid waste fee paid by all households will increase 50% from $105 to $157.50 for one year only. Tipping fees will change permanently, as the new fees are more in line with the true cost of waste disposal. 

  • Household waste will increase from $66 a ton to $76 a ton. The fee for small haulers (under 150 pounds) will increase from $5 to $10 per visit. 
  • Sorted waste will decrease from $30 a ton to $15 a ton. Under 350 pounds of sorted waste is FREE.
  • Unsorted commercial waste will increase from $105 a ton to $210 a ton.

Reducing, reusing, and recycling waste will save you money! TVCR is offering free consulting services to help businesses and families adjust to the fee changes. Contact us at tetonrecycling@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Make recycling beautiful. The recycling bins at the transfer station are getting a makeover. TVCR thanks volunteers from Church in the Tetons, the Teton Valley Community School summer programs, the City Kids Wilderness Project, and the Jackson Hole Community School for painting the bins.  If you have a group who would like to help paint more bins or add artwork to them, email tetonrecycling@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page or click on any photo below to see more photos.

Teens from City Kids Wilderness Project show off their finished product.

Kids attending summer programs at the Teton Valley Community School painted murals on two bins at the Recycling Center.

 

Volunteers from Church in the Tetons celebrate a job well done. 

Kids are especially good at painting the lower parts of the recycling bins!

Join TVCR's new Facebook group, the Teton Valley Swap Site. The group is a place where residents can post items they want to give away instead of throw away. Group members can also post requests for items they need. The Swap Site is for free items. Click on this link to join, or visit our SHARE page for more information.

Recycle. In Teton Valley, you can drop off recyclables at the transfer station in Driggs, or you can pay for curbside pickup service through RAD Recycling. If you take your recycling to other counties, such as Jackson, WY, there are some differences in what they accept. Check their websites for more information.

Please note that the Teton County, Idaho transfer station is now on summer hours for recycling drop off. They are open to the public on Tuesdays from 8-3, Thursdays from 11-6, and Saturdays from 8-1.

Support businesses that support recycling! TVCR would like to thank the following businesses who provide sustaining resources for waste reduction in Teton Valley.