County completes scale house with $40k to spare

(Teton County, Wyo.) - After four months of construction, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling has opened the Scale House at the Trash Transfer Station. The project includes a scale house building and canopy, additional traffic lanes to simultaneously accommodate inbound and outbound vehicles, and the excavation of old landfilled solid waste from beneath the site. The resulting enhancements minimize traffic backups on the highway and allow us to more safely and efficiently serve our customers and community. County officials report that the project came in under budget by $41,655.57 (or two percent). According to a release issued by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling today, completion of the scale house marks a first, and successful, step toward the larger goal of trash transfer and composting facility improvements, as well as the capping and remediation of the Horsethief Canyon Landfill. With this benchmark, Teton County is well on its way to reducing groundwater contamination in the area and meeting Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality regulations for landfill closure by December 31, 2019. The organization is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new scale house at the Trash Transfer Station on January 19 at 4 p.m. *Feature Photo: New Scale House at the Trash Transfer Station. h/t Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news