Pumpkin Drop

Smashed pumpkin remains are scattered around the Teton County Fairgrounds along with flour and various targets during the annual pumpkin drop in 2019. The pumpkin smash will not be happening this year, but the town and county's fall clean up offerings are wrapping up starting Friday.

Yard workers, take note.

The town and county's fall clean up offerings are coming to a close starting Friday.

That's the date of the town of Jackson and Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling's annual free residential yard waste drop-off at the Teton County Rodeo Grounds. The free service will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you want to drop yard waste, the town and county have the following asks: 

  • Bring your leaves, grass, pumpkins, and branches either loose or in compostable bags;
  • Please no trash and no dog poop;
  • Please do not dump yard waste before or after Friday;
  • Residences will be expected to unload their yard waste material and sort appropriately;
  • Residential yard waste is the only type of dumping permitting. The event is not intended for commercial business drop-off.

Note that the pumpkin smash has been suspended this year and will not take place, but please bring your pumpkins in for composting

Looking for a free compostable bag?

You can find one at Town Hall (150 E. Pearl Street), the Public Works Administrative Office (450 W. Snow King Avenue), and the Teton County Recycling Center (3270 S. Adams Canyon Drive).

If you can't make it to the free residential yard waste dump at the Rodeo Grounds Friday, you still can take your yard refuse over to the Teton County Trash Transfer Station from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. That option is also free for residential customers with loads of up to 500 pounds.

If you choose that avenue, the town and county ask have the following asks:

  • Bring your leaves, grass, pumpkins, and branches either loose or in compostable bags;
  • Please no trash and no dog poop;
  • Residences will be expected to unload their yard waste material and sort appropriately;
  • Residential customers only. Discounts do not apply to commercial trash haulers, landscapers, or other businesses.

Finally, fall burn week closes Sunday.

Town residents who want to conduct a controlled burn have to first call the Teton County communications center at 733-2331. 

"Citizens are encouraged to act responsibly and always control their burns including only dry grass, leaves, twigs, small branches, and clean wood," Teton County Waste Diversion Outreach Coordinator Becky Kiefer wrote in an Oct. 29 press release.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.

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