Compost Pilot


Composting and Waste Diversion Pilot

One exciting project developed from the Zero Landfill Initiative is a pilot compost program 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, getting us one step closer to zero waste.

Last updated: December 14, 2018

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