Teton County, Idaho has established a recycle/salvage program in order to reduce the amount of waste transported to the landfill by allowing salvageable items to be removed and reused by citizens. The basis of the program is to allow customers access to specific areas of the transfer station site for the purpose of salvaging and recycling useful items. Find more information here.

 

Teton Valley Community Recycling promotes reducing waste and reusing materials before recycling. We work to create more opportunities for material reuse in Teton County. Many valley businesses already offer opportunities to reuse goods. Here are some of our favorites:

 

Check out the Teton Valley Free Swap Site maintained by Teton Valley Community Recycling!

Yostmark and NOLS of Teton Valley accept worn out Patagonia clothing through the Common Threads Initiative. Gently used outdoor clothes and gear can also be donated to Victor Outdoor Seconds in downtown Victor.

Gently worn clothing in good condition can be donated to Lucky Dog Thrift Store, where proceeds benefit the Teton Valley PAWS animal shelter or 2nd Act Thrift Store, where proceeds benefit The Act Foundation.

Family Safety Network (208-354-8057) and the Community Resource Center (208-354-0870) also collect clothes or specific outerwear items seasonally and depending on the needs of their clients. Give them a call to ask about the clothing you want to donate.

Towels can be donated to Aska’s Animals (208 270-2136) in Victor or Teton Valley Paws (208-354-3499) in Driggs.

Teton County, Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling collects gently used textiles to be redistributed to regions thrift stores for reuse, however they do not send them to be recycled into rags.  Read more about their textiles program here.

Public libraries have been promoting reuse of goods and sharing of knowledge since long before towns opened recycling centers. Why not check out a book, magazine, the local paper or a video from Valley of the Tetons Library in downtown Victor or Driggs?

The Victor Valley of the Tetons Library is also home to the regions only Tool Lending Library – full of useful tools, equipment, and technology that you can check out with a library card.

Reuse Events

Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation offers a ski swap every November — don’t miss out on some of the best used gear around Teton Valley!

 

Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club also hosts a ski swap in the October.

 

Each May, The Hub Bicycles invites you, your family, neighbors, and friends to our Spring Bike Swap!

 

Out of town, but worth your time…

 

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells donated furniture and building materials to the public. All proceeds help fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission, the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes in Teton County, Wyoming.

 

Jackson Hole outdoor gear consigner, Headwall Sports located in the Kmart Plaza and open daily 9am-7pm. Consign: M-W-F (10am-4pm) or any day/time by booking an appointment.

 

Browse ‘N Buy is an upscale thrift retail store whose purpose is to assist the Jackson community.Browse ‘N Buy is regularly stocked with a wide selection of affordable necessities such as clothing and household items to assist those in need.

 

Dessert Industries in Idaho Falls has everything you need and lots of what you just can’t live without. They have thousands of new items arriving every day, like clothes, household goods, even furniture. Have some extra stuff you don’t need any more? Everything you give helps restore hope in people’s lives. All proceeds go to support job training for our associates and help them gain valuable work experience, then we help them move into permanent, gainful employment in the community.

 

Have a favorite local reuse place that you want to share? Please email tetonrecycling@gmail.com and we’ll list it!