Teton Valley Community Recycling was the recipient of a valuable asset in waste diversion this summer thanks to a generous and talented donor who hand-crafted, welded, and plumbed our very own portable Hydration Station. As pubic water fountains seem to be harder to find and more people resort to purchasing single-use, disposable water bottles, TVCR is now able to combat this trend by stationing the portable water refill station at community events, like Music on Main, the Tin Cup Challenge, sporting events, and festivals. We will be loaning this Hydration Station for free to hosts of public events. Contact Iris Saxer at email@example.com for details and availability.
While it has been difficult to quantify the total numbers of disposable water bottles saved this summer by our water station, we know that over 400 of the free sanitized recycled bottles were utilized at Music on Main. These bottles are available through a collaboration with Seniors West of the Tetons, Community Foundation of Teton Valley, and See & Save, and TVCR. The Thrift Store collected unwanted bottles for TVCR. We then sanitized them at the Senior Center, placed new TVCR decals on them and now offer them for reuse with our water station. This gives unwanted bottles a new life and reduces the future need for single-use disposable drink bottle.
Thank you to all of our generous partners in making this Hydration Station and free water bottle campaign such a success.