Spring Clean Up
The annual Spring Clean-Up Day, a community tradition since 1969, is coordinated by the Rotary Lunch Club. The event is held the second Saturday of May. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 9:00am. Volunteers should meet at Phil Baux Park at the base of Snow King, Hoback Market, and the Old Wilson Schoolhouse for a complimentary breakfast and road assignments before setting out to clean streets, highways, and pathways. Trash bags will be provided.
Jackson Hole nonprofit organizations, businesses, Wyoming Adopt-A-Highway agencies, and hundreds of volunteers hit the streets and highways throughout the community with garbage bags in hand to clean up debris left behind as the winter snow melts. Trucks, provided by Teton County, the Town of Jackson, and other volunteer groups, collect bags of roadside trash left by clean-up volunteers. A complimentary lunch will be served to participants beginning at 12:00pm at Phil Baux Park.
For more information about the Rotary Lunch Club Spring Clean-Up, please contact Bob Norton, click here to email or call 307.733.2087.
Jackson Hole EcoFair
Following Spring Clean-Up, Jackson Hole EcoFair hosted by Energy Conservation Works will continue their annual celebration of environmental stewardship with sustainability-oriented booths, live music, local food, demonstrations, kids’ activities, recycling education, and more. The event draws roughly 2,500 participants annually. For more information, please visit www.jacksonecofair.org.
2016 Spring Clean-Up Week Nets Astounding Results
Thanks to Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling for sharing information about the 2016 Spring Clean-Up!
The 2016 Spring Clean-Up Yard Waste Collection netted astonishing amounts of material again this year: 82 tons or 164,000 pounds. These piles and piles of yard waste materials were collected and composted locally rather than hauled 100 miles to be buried in a landfill.
“We individually emptied each one of the nearly 3,500 compostable yard waste bags given out to ensure there was no trash; we found less than two 35-gallon trash cans worth of trash in all that yard waste, and not that much dog poo either!” stated Mac Dukart, Waste Diversion and Outreach Coordinator for Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling. “Folks seem to understand the importance keeping trash out so that this material can be composting without the risk of contaminating the finished product," Dukart continued.
Residents don’t have to wait for these collection events to be sure yard waste is composted. Yard waste can be delivered to the Teton County Trash Transfer Station at a cost of 3.5 cents per pound to be composted rather than thrown in the garbage. Hours are from Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm. As Teton County strives to reduce our landfill-bound waste stream, organic waste diversion will play a larger and larger role in helping us down our Road to Zero Waste.
Call 307.733.7678 or visit tetonwyo.org/recycle and HowDoYouRRR.org to learn more about the services and programs offered by Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway
Twice each year, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce takes the opportunity to hit the streets and promote community service. Volunteers help keep Jackson Hole beautiful while networking with fellow Chamber Members, Board of Directors, and Staff. Friends and families are welcome to participate. Wyoming residents in civic and other nonprofit groups are invited to join the Adopt-A-Highway program to help keep the view from Wyoming’s roads beautiful. Adopting groups show their civic pride by creating a cleaner environment, save taxpayers money by reducing the amount of litter WYDOT must clean up and raise awareness and change attitudes about littering. Groups must sign an agreement to adopt a two-mile section of highway for at least two years, and pick up litter at least twice a year. Organizations interested in adopting a highway section should call David Fedrizzi at 307.352.3000. For more information, please click here. A number of Adopt-a-Highway sections near Jackson are currently available. Thanks to Mike Hardaker with Mountain Weekly News for personally collecting trash along the roadway and for taking steps to organize volunteers!