Zero Landfill Initiative

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As part of the Zero Landfill Initiative, Grand Teton National Park hopes to reduce 60% of its waste from landfills by 2030, getting the park one step closer to zero waste. You can help! During your visit to Grand Teton, remember the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


What is the Zero Landfill Initiative?

In 2004 Subaru of Indiana Automotive became the first automotive assembly plant in America to achieve Zero Landfill status. Now, Subaru is dedicated to helping other businesses and organizations achieve the same zero waste status. In 2015, the National Park Service partnered with Subaru to begin the Zero Landfill Initiative within National Parks. The objective of the Zero Landfill Initiative is to use Subaru's expertise to identify, test, and promote practices that reduce the amount of trash parks send to landfills. For the program, three pilot parks, Grand Teton, Denali, and Yosemite, are tasked with becoming leaders in waste diversion and sustainable practices. At Grand Teton, generous funding from Subaru and the National Parks Conservation Association is being used to support a wide variety of programming.
STREAM art installation
STREAM art installation at Grand Teton National Park.


ZLI Projects in
Grand Teton

  • STREAM (Science, Technology, Recycling, Engineering, Arts, Math) art installation, which visualized park recycling data, in partnership with Jackson Hole Public Art, and Teton County School District.
  • Compost Pilot program with Teton County, Signal Mountain Lodge, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company.
  • Partnership with Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling to aid in the opening of Teton County's first composting facility in 2021.
  • New recycling infrastructure throughout the park.

  • Partnerships with park concessionaires, and incentives to go green!
  • Funding for additional education and outreach projects.
Universal Recycle Across America Signs on Recycling Bins make recycling easier than ever.
New, universal, Recycle Across America labels on Grand Teton's recycling bins make recycling easier than ever.


Last updated: June 17, 2020

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