- The U.S. Forest Service will allow Teton County's Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division to use five acres of excavated waste when it regrades the landfill to meet specifications set by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
- The approval will save the county $3 million in fill material costs since it is now using the old waste material instead. The savings will be used toward the $14.58 million construction costs of a new waste and recycling facility.
- The shuttered landfill must be recapped because it is leaking contaminants. A cap was initially placed onto the landfill when it closed in 1989, but it settled unevenly.
Permission from the Forest Service was required because 17.8 acres of the old landfill sits on forest land.