“Test, Don’t Toss” Your Holiday Lights

The Teton Valley Community Recycling Switch Witch is moving on after a brief stint gathering unwanted Halloween candy at the GeoTourism Center for redistribution to local businesses. Fear not! She’s being replaced by her lesser-known cousin, the Broken Holiday Lights Fairy! TVCR will be collecting your broken light strings at the GeoTourism Center from now…

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Trashion Designers Wow The Crowds at Trash Bash 2018

This weekend local Trashionistas hit the catwalk to display their fabulous creations at the annual fundraiser for Teton Valley Community Recycling, the Trash Bash, a celebration of all things Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. New valley resident and trashion designer, Jean McMillin, who was inspired by last year’s show, stunned the crowd with her amazing gown made…

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Tom Marcum wins 2018 Recycler of the Year Award

This weekend, Teton Valley Community Recycling continued the annual tradition of awarding the Recycler of the Year to a deserving citizen who is making the biggest difference in waste diversion in our community. This year’s honoree is Victor Elementary School’s beloved custodian, Tom Marcum. In the Teton County School District, everybody knows him as “Mr.…

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TVCR Publishes Updated Recycling Guide

Thanks to a grant from the Battelle Energy Alliance and the Idaho National Laboratory, Teton Valley Community Recycling was able to revise and print 1000 more copies of the popular “Guide to Recycling in Teton Valley.” This guide is available for free in the city offices, libraries, and tourist information stands. The updated guide reflects…

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TVCR announces Trashionista Scholarship

In hopes of getting more kids aware of unnecessary household waste and harnessing their creativity to spread awareness throughout Teton Valley about the problems with our disposable lifestyles, Teton Valley Community Recycling has initiated a scholarship prize for the best youth (under 18) designer at this year’s Trashion Show on November 3rd. The Youth Trashion…

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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…

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