Food Waste Prevention Week

By: Jennifer Werlin, University of Idaho Teton County Extension and Teton Food and Farm Coalition, 208-776-8235, jwerlin@uidaho.edu The average household loses upwards of $1,600 annually by throwing away uneaten food, yet 1 in 5 people lack consistent access to nutritious food. Nearly 40% of food in the United Staes goes uneaten, leading to wasted resources…

Teton County WY Recycling Programs

Did this headline confuse you? Or maybe it was this line: “Despite the convenience of Teton County’s seven recycling locations, ISWR emphasized that capacity can only accommodate those living in the valley.”  Have no fear, Teton Valley, Idaho residents! Residents from Teton County, Idaho are free to use the recycling locations in Teton County, Wyoming.…

Socks-essful Local Reuse Solution

In June 2023, TVCR started collecting unwanted socks through the TerraCycle Sock Recycling program funded by Gold Toe socks.  TVCR collects clean socks at our standard TerraCycle collection locations: the Geo Center (Driggs) and General Laundry (Victor).  With the help of General Laundry’s Deb Grove, we quickly learned that the local thrift stores are largely…

Trash Bash 2023

The entire Board and Staff of TVCR are so excited to host Trash Bash this year. The event has existed in one form or another for almost two decades and it never ceases to amaze! On Saturday November 4th, the Teton Valley Trashionistas will once again reveal their upcycled glamorous creations. TVCR is throwing the annual…