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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Chasing Cans, Cardboard, and Ice

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on March 6th, 2014. It is reposted with permission. Did you plant 53,000 trees last year? Neither did I. Luckily, the collective recycling efforts in Teton Valley had the same impact on our carbon footprint as planting all those trees would have. The aluminum and…

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The Food Waste Hierarchy

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on February 6th, 2014. It is reposted with permission. Did you know that food waste makes up the highest percentage of waste going to landfills? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, 21% of the waste stream is food waste. Wasting food wastes money, wastes…

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Full Circle Holidays

This article was originally published in the Teton Valley News on January 2, 2014. It is reposted with permission. The holidays are over. You enjoyed quality family time, good food, and perhaps even a few new gizmos. Now the question remains, “what do I do with all that waste?” Americans nearly double their waste right…

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