Water bottles

If you have an old water bottle in good condition, you can donate it to kids at Jackson Hole Middle School.

Do you have a spare water bottle laying around?

You can donate it to a Jackson Hole Middle School student. Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling has teamed up with Ben Brettell, the student social worker at the middle school, to make sure that every student has something to drink from.

Students are now required to bring their own water bottle, because of COVID-19 precautions. If they forget their bottles they can drink from single-use cups, but the bottle drive aims to cut down on the waste created in the effort to keep viral transmission low at school.

Any bottles that are collected will be sanitized before being given to students who forget theirs. Starting Monday, you can drop bottles off at the middle school, the Recycling Center and Town Hall in the well-marked collection receptacles.

A word of advice on donating used water bottles: Don't be gross. If your bottle has teeth marks, lingering odors or heavy stains, you should probably just keep it.

Contact Brettell at bbrettell@tcsd.org or Carrie Bell at cbell@tetoncountywy.gov with any questions.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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