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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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…

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Local dentists embrace recycling dental waste

Local Dentists offer Dental Recycling Three Teton Valley Dental offices have agreed to join forces with Teton Valley Community Recycling to provide convenient locations to drop off your dental waste for proper recycling. This includes old toothbrushes, empty toothpaste tubes, empty floss containers, and any associated packaging. The recycling program, which is financed by Colgate…

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Tin Cup Goes Green

You may have noticed the new, light green T-shirts people are wearing for the 11th Annual Tin Cup Challenge, but that isn’t the only new green thing you’ll see at this year’s Tin Cup Event Day. The Community Foundation of Teton Valley has partnered with Teton Valley Community Recycling to green Event Day. The goal…

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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,…

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