Composting and Waste Diversion PilotOne exciting project from the Zero Landfill Initiative is a compost program and partnership between Teton County, Signal Mountain Lodge, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company. In 2017, the program gathered food waste from 7 different locations within the park, which was then transported to a composting facility in Gallatin County, Montana. The pilot was instrumental in identifying best practices for compostable waste collection, storage, and transportation, to prepare Grand Teton for the opening of Teton County's own compost facility in 2021. Since 40% of the park's waste is compostable, this is an opportunity to divert nearly 1,096 tons of food waste annually from Grand Teton's waste stream. An additional pilot was run in 2018, and currently, the composting programs in the park have made a dramatic impact on the amount of waste we send to the landfills.
Last updated: October 31, 2019