October 13 is International E-Waste Day

October 13, 2018 marks the first ever International E-Waste Day. E-waste includes discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers, scanners, fax machines), mice, keyboards, batteries, and cell phones. E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every…

Magazines and Books No Longer Recycled in Teton County

Did you know that the Teton County Solid Waste Department was recently approved to purchase new collection dumpsters for newspaper, mixed paper, #1 & #2 plastic separation? This really is great news and the county commissioners should be applauded for approving this much-needed amenity that solidifies our commitment to waste diversion in Teton County. The…

No, really. You Can’t Recycle That.

One of the biggest sources of contamination in our local recycling stream is well-intentioned recyclers putting the wrong kind of plastic containers or dirty plastic bottles into the “#1 and #2 PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY!” collection bins. It’s a common mistake because those little triangle symbols on plastic containers are very misleading. A #1 food container,…

Valley Businesses Now Eligible for RRR Green Business Recognition

Teton Valley Community Recycling has partnered with Jackson’s Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling to offer the popular RRR Sustainable Business Leaders program to businesses in Teton Valley, Idaho. Whether you are a non-profit, a government agency, a private sector business, or even a farm, you might qualify for “Green Business” recognition. With ever increasing consumer…