Teton Valley Community Recycling Inc

Collaboration, Education, Advocacy

aka Teton Valley Community Recycling   |   Driggs, ID   |  www.tetonrecycling.org


To promote ethical waste reduction solutions that are financially and environmentally sound for our community.

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Executive Director

Iris Saxer

Main address

PO Box 1193

Driggs, ID 83422 USA

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Formerly known as

Teton Valley Recycling Center Inc.



NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

TVCR initially did all of the ground work to establish a County Recycling Center. In 2011, when the Recycling Center opened, TVCR shifted its focus to advocacy and education, ensuring that local waste hauler contracts were required to offer curbside recycling. TVCR seeks grant funding to purchase equipment to improve county recycling services - including a baler, improved signage, a tire rim remover, and an industrial magnet. TVCR also pursues grant funding for recycling receptacles in community parks and other public spaces. TVCR actively collaborates with local businesses to reduce their overall waste. We provide education programs for the community and local schools. And we advocate for improved waste reduction and recycling opportunities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


TVCR has done nearly all of the legwork to bring important waste reduction information and resources to Teton County, Idaho including pilot recycling programs with public/private parnterships, anti junk mail and telemarketer call campaigns, youth and community education, cardboard recycling to address overwhelming volumes both at the landfill and at bins, clothing and household recycling to reduce thrift store waste.

Population(s) Served

In partnership with the Valley of the Tetons Library in Victor, ID, we are establishing a Tool Lending Library for the community. Residents can borrow a wide variety of tools and kits for DIY home projects.

Population(s) Served

We offer free loan of a portable water refill station for festivals, sports contests, and community events. The water refill station comes with 3 taps and two drinking fountains which reduce plastic bottle waste by encouraging people to refill in a time (and a region) when water fountains are hard to find.

Population(s) Served

A multi-faceted education and outreach program to provide the tools to increase sorting of construction and demolition waste while minimizing contamination. This program will have a long-term impact by:

- Implementing changes in building permit process and policy in collaboration with local government.
- Provision of educational tools such as bilingual job site signs and video education.
- Direct outreach to contractors
- Financial incentives through reduced tipping fees and reimbursements
- Subsidized waste service to reduce incidental contamination
- Collaboration with the local waste and recycling hauler and the County Transfer Station
- Detailed tracking and analysis of C&D waste.

C&D materials will then be recaptured via community salvage opportunities or materials recycling and composting. Project successes will be highlighted so they can be replicated in the future.

Population(s) Served

Teton Valley residents currently send an estimated 3000 tons of food waste to the landfill for disposal annually. Transportation of that waste plus its anaerobic decay once landfilled are significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. TVCR is proposing a Community Compost program which will provide free backyard compost bins, education, and consulting support to 500 local families to compost food waste in their backyards. Over time and for years to come, we hope to see a significant decrease in landfill-bound food waste. Once we've established relationships with our newly receptive audience - those we've been unable to reach through regular waste reduction outreach - we shall engage them in short monthly educational lessons about reducing food waste at its source.

Population(s) Served

Pierre's Pedal Project (PPP) was born in the spring of 2021 to help everyone regardless of age or income obtain a bicycle. The project, which is sponsored by Teton Valley Community Recycling is based on several concepts. These include; 1) there are bicycles sitting unused in garages and backyards that can be refurbished and put to use by kids and adults in need, 2) there are way too many bikes discarded at the transfer station that with a little love, can be brought back to life or their parts used to save other bikes and 3) there are children in Teton Valley who otherwise cannot access a bicycle for transportation or recreation.

Our mission is to provide refurbished and repaired bicycles to people in need, help those people learn to maintain their bikes and help build the next generation of bike enthusiasts while diverting waste from the landfill.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TVCR envisions a healthy community that reduces, reuses, recycles, and rethinks its way toward zero waste.

- Collaboration with local businesses and organizations to reduce event waste and business waste
- Education and outreach to local contractors to improve sorting and diversion of construction and demolition waste
- Free backyard compost bins and food waste education for local households
- School education programs
- Public outreach events
- Centrally located Recycling Education Center and TerraCycle/Seasonal recycling collection locations
- Newspaper articles, editorials, and social media outreach campaigns

We have one half-time executive director and a very active working board (volunteer). TVCR occasionally secures funding for part time help and relies heavily on volunteers and networking with other local businesses and nonprofits.

- Established a County Recycling Center, opened in 2011
- Drafted the "Waste to Resources: Waste Diversion Plan" which the County adopted in 2014
- Got elected officials to require all waste haulers contracted by the County to offer curbside recycling pick up options.
- Improved signs at Transfer Station and purchased assets to help Recycling Center operate more efficiently
- Operate a robust TerraCycle recycling program as well as community battery and ink drop off locations, annual denim recycling drive, and holiday light recycling/repair program
- Community Compost Program bringing backyard composting to more than 500 local households

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


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Teton Valley Community Recycling Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jo Wildnauer

Jo Wildnauer

Sue Miller

Deb Grove

Stacey Oldham

Carrie Bell

John Beller

Lisa Podell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/02/2020

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.