See, we told you summer was on its way!
And now that it’s here, you may have taken a survey of your surroundings and have come to the full blown conclusion that your yard, regards of whether you own your own ground, or rent, is in some need of little love and attention. I know I always feel this way around this time of year…
Brush, grass, leaves. As the seasons in the Rocky Mountains shift gears, you will be happy to know that as you wack back winter’s relentless beating, take heart knowing that you can COMPOST your clean-up locally. I know. You love that.
First consider: Composting yard waste can be done easily at home. Mulching mowers are the easiest way to reuse grass clippings. However, a simple compost bin made of wood pallets can divert and compost organic waste from your yard and garden with minimal maintenance.
Brush can be sorted and disposed of at the Transfer Station, where it will be chipped and reused. Yard waste and manure can also be sorted and disposed of at the Transfer Station.
Did you know:
The county started a composting yard waste and manure pilot project in 2014 and it’s really taken off. Last year, the Teton County Solid Waste diverted more than 76 tons for animal and compost waste! That was cost savings of $5,785 when that material is not headed to landfill. This is just one more way you are apart of the growing diversion rate in Teton Valley.
And food scraps, yard waste, and other organic material tend to be the heaviest items in household trash, comprising about 22 percent of the waste stream. Furthermore, composting removes smelly items from your trash, enabling you to store it for longer between trips to the Transfer Station.
Did you know:
RAD will collect brush and wood waste for large projects with 8-yd, 20-yd, and 30-yd containers. The 8-yd is great for a home’s yard waste cleanup!