Teton County Wyoming

Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling

 

TAMING THE WILD WASTE

In the News

December 14, 2016: Tons of dead animals

As Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling division chief, Overholser oversees several refuse streams — trash, recyclables, scrap metal, hazardous waste. But her latest challenge is finding a new way to get rid of the valley’s deceased pets and wildlife.

Jackson Hole News and Guide

  

November 28, 2016: Staff wants to speed trash transfer station work

ISWR administrators plan to build a new trash transfer station and hope to use newly cleared land to speed up what was to be a phased, multiyear project. 

 

June 9, 2016: Teton County Awarded $5.1 million for Landfill Closure

Grant received through Municipal Solid Waste Facilities Cease and Transfer Program administered by the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board. "Five million buck - that's huge."

 

January 19, 2016: Trash Transfer Construction timeline revised 

Though construction of the trash transfer station had been slated for this spring, the chief of the Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division asked that the timeline be revised to address tons of buried waste found on the site.

Jackson Hole Daily Article

 

Press Release: Ribbon Cutting for New Scale House, January 19,2016  

 

December 2, 2015: Not all No. 1 Plastics Are Equal

Sorting out sorting confusion and understanding plastic markets locally and around the nation.

JH News and Guide Article

 

November 4, 2015: Great Pumpkin Round-Up and Pumpkin Slingshot

Experience the pumpkin round-up from the pumpkins' point of view in this thrilling video.

JH News and Guide Article

 

October 21, 2015: Aiming for Zero Waste

With approval of a zero waste resolution by the Board of County Commissioners and Town Council of Jackson, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling will pursue 60% waste diversion by 2030.

JH News and Guide Article

 

October 13, 2015: Trash facility septic system bid approved
A new septic system for the trash transfer station will ideally be installed before mid-November though "large amounts" of buried waste stand in the way.
JH News and Guide Article

 

October 9, 2015: Trash transfer station closed Saturday and Monday

The Teton County trash transfer station will be closed Saturday and Monday for construction crews to excavate buried waste, widen the access road and prepare the area for paving.

JH News and Guide Article

  

September 16, 2015:  Fire system costs cut at new scale house

Teton County commissioners approved funding needed to install fire sprinklers and related infrastructure in a building being erected as part of the redevelopment of the Horsethief Canyon trash transfer station.

JH News and Guide Article

 

September 9, 2015: County wants a new bid for transfer station change

Solid waste station's scale house needs a fire suppression system. Teton County commissioners declined to skip the bidding process for a fire-suppression system needed as part of the redevelopment of the Horsethief Canyon trash transfer facility, citing cost concerns.

Jackson Hole Daily Article

 

September 8, 2015: County Asked to Bypass Bidding to Keep Waste Project Moving 

The chief of the county's waste division plans to ask county commissioners today to bypass the bidding process for a fire suppression system needed to redevelop the Horsethief Canyon facility. 

Jackson Hole Daily Article

 

July 8, 2015: Your trash's weight? Expect a longer wait

Old scale house at trash transfer station to come down Monday; a new structure expected in October.

JH News and Guide Article

 

June 8, 2015: Commissioners sign off on trash transfer scale project

County officials signed a contract last week for new scales at the trash transfer station that cost 54 percent more than estimated. 

JH News and Guide Article


November 2014: Trash Transfer Station Stakeholder Invite

Initial plans for the Horsethief Canyon Trash Transfer Station

  

September/ October 2013: "The View from Teton County"

A mostly rural jurisdiction in the mountains of the northwestern Wyoming is experiencing, in a particularly acute way, some of the forces affecting municipal solid waste management. This makes the county's situation an intriguing test case for measures to deal with the management of MSW in the future.

MSW Management (trade magazine) Article


November 9, 2012: SPET projects win big, but must wait in line 

Election Results Overview

JH News and Guide Article


SPET Informational Video: "A Brief History of Trash"

Video Link


October 31, 2012:  Editorial- SPET

Letters to the Editor

JH News and Guide Article


October 31, 2012: Election Guide

SPET Proposition Number 3

JH News and Guide Article

 

October 31, 2012: "No- Brainers" Johnathan Schechter 

SPET Election Guide

JH News and Guide Article

 

October 17, 2012: "Teton County must decide how to pay for new landfill cap"

Wyoming Public Radio Story 


October 10, 2012: Guest Shot, Ed Cheramy "Vote yes for SPET landfill this fall"

Guest Shot Article

 

August 1, 2012:  "Landfill, land buy likely for tax ballot"

Town, county officials waver on using sixth cent of sales tax on pathways, START.

JH News and Guide Article

  

August 1, 2012: "Forest Service permit could cut landfill costs"

County may have to wait a year to learn if federal land is available for $15 million project. 

JH News and Guide Article


July 11, 2012: "Dump leaking more" 

Officials don't know if contaminants have spread beyond test area.

JH News and Guide Article 

 

January 1, 2012: "Landfill closure cost in millions"

Commissioners consider options for landfill closure.

JH News and Guide Article