ISWR Initiatives

ISWR Initiatives

Following is a list of programs and initiatives that Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) have developed.  Please click on the links included to learn more about what services are available to the community through ISWR.

What’s New

Expanded Plastics Recycling - Teton County now able to accept plastic bags, plastic wrap and plastic film to be recycled.

Book Recycling – If the Teton County Library or local thrift stores don’t want your book donations, bring them to us for redistribution, and recycling.  Paperback books can be included with phone books at any of the community recycling sites, and hardback books can be delivered to the recycling center.

Textile Recycling - Clean, dry textiles and clothing accepted to be redistributed and reused.

 Zero Waste Planning - In an effort to minimize Jackson Hole’s environmental impact and consumption of resources, as well as reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) is setting a goal for Zero Waste.  Zero Waste is an international movement to reduce as much landfill-bound waste as possible through waste reduction, reuse/repurposing of waste materials, recycling, and composting.  Although our community may not achieve Zero Waste anytime soon, ISWR plans to slowly move toward this goal by implementing a plan to increase waste diversion little by little each year with new and improved recycling and composting opportunities.  Read the press release here, and view a copy of Teton County’s Zero Waste Resolution.

RRR Business Leaders 2.0 - Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling (ISWR) is pleased to present a new and improved  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders program! Originally established in 2007, RRR Business Leaders was a casualty of the Great Recession.  Thanks to generous support from 1% for the Tetons and several other community partners, ISWR was able to revitalize and re-launch this popular community program in 2014!  As of December 2014, nearly 60 businesses and organizations have qualified for this program.

Programs and Projects

Corrugated Cardboard Recycling Pick Up Service available to Teton County Businesses

Household Hazardous Waste disposal program – Responsibly dispose of common toxic materials, which are banned from the trash.

Electronics Recycling Program – Responsibly dispose of electronic waste, which is banned from the trash.

Scrap Metal Recycling – Free disposal of scrap metal.

Composting Services – Teton County ISWR contracts Terra Firma Organics to compost and process the County’s organic waste.  Yard waste, manure, Christmas trees and pumpkin waste (from Halloween) are all composted.  In addition, dimensional lumber is processed to be used as woody biomass fuel.

Capping of the historic Horse-thief Canyon landfill and Trash Transfer Station facility upgrades