The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a StoryMap to mark this year’s America Recycles Day on November 15. The StoryMap celebrates three Recycling Rocky Stars – districts across the state who have made strides in improving recycling over the past year:
- Eastern Laramie County Landfill is “rocking” efforts in recycling metals. The landfill has increased recycling from 18.84 tons in 2018 to 9,107.76 tons in 2021!
- Teton County Recycling Center is stepping up its recycling of textiles.
- In fiscal year 2021, the landfill recycled 19 tons (with vendor shutdowns).
- In fiscal year 2022, it recycled 80.2 tons – a 322% increase!
- Teton County recently began mattress recycling to service the tourism industry.
- The City of Sheridan Recycling Center has expanded curbside recycling to 6,794 residential and 848 commercial customers. In addition, it provides four recycling and six green waste drop-off sites for the county and city.