Food waste composting facility now open to the community

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) is excited to announce the opening of the Food Waste Composting Facility where they began accepting food waste on February 1st, 2021.

This service is open to residents and businesses who are able to self-haul food waste to the Food Waste Composting Facility located on the same property as the Trash Transfer Station. Please read below for guidelines, policies, and restrictions.

The food waste composting program can accept food waste only. No paper products, compostable or biodegradable plates, cups, or service ware is accepted. Additionally, shellfish are not allowed.  Please see a comprehensive and printable guide here and below. A food waste collection implementation toolkit for businesses can be found here.

Food waste may be brought to the Transfer Station facility by residents and businesses between 9 am-2 pm Monday-Friday. The tip fee is $65/ton or approximately $.03/lb. The $10 minimum applies to food waste as well as trash and yard waste. Notify the scale attendant of your food waste and directions to the drop-off location will be given. Inspection of food waste by the compost yard attendant is required at the time of delivery. Food waste may be brought unbagged (in 5-gallon or larger containers), or bagged, and be free of non-food waste. Food waste brought bagged will have to be tipped from the bags at the facility by the customer. Any non-food waste found will be returned or your load may be rejected.

Please call 307-733-7678 or email cbell@tetoncountywy.gov with questions.

 

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