Why It Matters: Teton Valley Community Recycling

By Jeannette Boner, Teton Valley Community Recycling Executive Director   Teton Valley Community Recycling reaches all aspects of Teton County educating local contractors, residents, businesses and school children on the benefits of reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s working. Teton County has seen the waste diversion rate increase from 13 to 28 percent in the last five years.   This piece…

Many thanks as I say goodbye and TVCR moves ahead

This article will appear in the Teton Valley News on March 31, 2016. It is republished with permission. As executive director of Teton Valley Community Recycling (TVCR), over the past year and half, I have had a wonderful time helping TVCR fulfill our mission to develop ethical waste reduction solutions that are financially and environmentally…

The afterlife of recycled products

This article was published in the Teton Valley News on Februrary 4, 2016. It is republished with permission. Every year, with the support of our donors, school teachers and administrators, TVCR staff has the privilege of offering recycling and waste reduction educational presentations to local youth. Developing recycling education lesson plans is an excellent opportunity…

A quick primer on what can be recycled in Teton Valley

This article was published in the Teton Valley News on January 7, 2016. It is republished with permission. Since our inception in 1997, TVCR has transitioned from a grassroots organization with a primary purpose to start recycling in Teton Valley, to now an education, research, and regionally focused waste diversion organization. Throughout this transition, one…

Broad thinking for broader impact

This article will be published in the Teton Valley News on December 10, 2015. It is republished with permission. It has been a busy year for Teton Valley Community Recycling and for recycling services in Teton Valley. TVCR board members, staff, and volunteers, as well as our municipal governments and local businesses are working hard…

When less is more

This article was published in the Teton Valley News on November 5, 2015. It is republished with permission. Due in part to our title, “Teton Valley Community Recycling,” it’s natural to think of our organization as solely a recycling organization, yet I’d like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on waste REDUCTION and…

Thanks for a successful TRASHO’WEEN trash bash!

On behalf of Teton Valley Community Recycling’s board of directors and myself, thank you to all attendees, participants, donors, and sponsors of our Trasho’ween trash bash celebration on Saturday, October 24th. Funds raised will go towards local waste reduction and recycling programs in Teton Valley. Trash bash funds give us the flexibility to pursue small…