What NOT to recycle

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on January 1, 2015. It is republished with permission.  Happy New Year! This month is a great time to set a goal to waste less and recycle more. However, it is possible to take this goal too far. When non-recyclable items are thrown in the…

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Reduce Your Costs as Fees Increase

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on September 4, 2014. It is republished with permission. On Monday, August 25th, a handful of citizens gathered at the county commissioner’s meeting to share their thoughts regarding proposed fee changes designed primarily to cover the cost of the landfill cap. Many voiced concerns, but…

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Are Compostable Cups Better?

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on July 3, 2014. It is reposted with permission. Summer is finally here! From Music on Main to backyard barbeques, summer brings great food, music, and fun in the sun. Summer festivals and events also create a surge in the use of disposable cups, plates,…

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Clothes the Loop

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on June 5, 2014. It is reposted with permission. Where does used clothing go to die? According to the US EPA, 14.2 million tons of textiles were sent to US landfills in 2012, a whopping 5.7% of municipal solid waste and an average of 70…

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What the MRF?

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on May 1, 2014. It is reposted with permission. What would you do with 4.8 million dollars? According to LBA Associates, that’s how much money our region is losing by burying recyclable materials in landfills instead of recovering them. On April 17th, LBA Associates presented…

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