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Scrap Recycling Bin Eliminated

September 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson No Comments
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A highly-used scrap metal recycling bin in the Albertson’s parking lot is being removed due to excessive littering and illegal dumping.  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling Manager Heather Overholser says over the past weeks, increasing amounts of scrap and non-scrap metal items, including electronics, have been left at this site, and many of those items have been left outside the bin.  Says Overholser: “Over time, it just got worse and worse and worse – and I think what happens is one person puts something there that is not supposed to go there, and then all of a sudden people think they can do the same.”  Overholser says there has been an increasing amount of TVs, cans of oil-based stain, furniture and other things that are obviously not scrap metal; not only in the bins but all over the ground as well. Overholser points out that the scrap metal collection was operated by Pacific Steel of Idaho Falls in cooperation with the county recycling center, but due to its misuse, it was feared the site would be jeopardized for other recycling.  She says the mess has made the county concerned about the future of Teton County being able to use the site at Albertsons for the blue bins. Overholser says a scrap metal bin remains available outside the recycle center south of town for limited amounts of scrap metal while electronic waste can be recycled at the center during operating hours between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Appliances and furniture need to be taken to the trash transfer station.

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