bulldozer in landfill

Challenge your knowledge about where your trash and recycled materials go after they leave your home. In this Earth911 Quiz, we’ll explore the difference between landfills and dumps, how they are regulated, the percentage of all municipal waste recycled in the United States, and more. Do you know where your trash goes?


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.

This quiz was originally published on October 24, 2019.



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