September 18, 2014

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Teton County, Wyo., Adopts Zero Waste Resolution

Local News 8

Teton County commissioners have voted unanimously to adopt a zero waste resolution, becoming the first community in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho to do so.

The resolution calls for 60 percent of the county's waste to be diverted from landfills by 2030.

"Teton County generates almost 40,000 tons of waste each year and that's a lot of waste for a population of our size,” said Heather Overhulser, division chief of Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling.

Currently, 34 percent of the county's waste is recycled, but most is shipped to landfills in the Idaho Falls area at a cost of millions each year – but not anymore.

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