Organic waste — from food scraps to yard trimmings — are compostable. While you can compost these items at home, most of the materials end up in commercial composting facilities or landfills.

This Earth911 quiz tests your knowledge of what can be composted in a commercial composting facility and how it works. Are you ready to break down commercial composting?

Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

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