Peaked Sports, your one stop shop for all of your favorite mountain sports, has long been a business sponsor of Teton Valley Community Recycling. While we are very appreciative of their financial support, we are also impressed with how they “walk their talk” and try to implement as many green practices as they can in their daily operations.
Check out some of their practices:
REUSE: Running a retail outlet means you are stuck with a lot of packaging. Peaked employees take the plastic packaging and reuse it to bulk up packs for display on the racks rather than throwing it away. While plastic film can’t be recycled at the Teton County Transfer Station, grocery stores will take it and RAD Curbside picks it up for recycling in Jackson.
We also LOVE hearing that one of the ski tuners sweeps up all of the ski wax scrapings from the shop and takes them home to use as firestarter in his wood stove. Now that’s a commitment to REUSING!!
RECYCLING: Peaked has always utilized good recycling habits. They use a commercial cardboard dumpster to manage all of the corrugated cardboard packaging they receive. They also have a few smaller cans for items that employees and customers might bring in such as cans and bottles. They self-haul this to the Transfer Station where you can deliver up to 350 lbs of sorted recycling for free. By combining commercial and self-hauling, Peaked is able to recycle in an efficient and economical manner.
Bear Spray Recycling – As part of the Greater Yellowstone partnership with Counter Assault Bear Spray, Peaked is the only location in Teton Valley where you can bring your used or expired bear spray containers. Because there is pressurized propellant and a potentially hazardous explosive, these can’t be recycled at the Transfer Station or anywhere else in Teton County. Thanks to Peaked Sports, you now have a convenient place to recycle your old bear spray.