Quick Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Yard Waste

Test Your Knowledge of Yard Waste

  1. Leaves make up approximately what percent of U.S. yard waste?

    1. 50 percent
    2. 80 percent
    3. 25 percent
    4. none of the above
  2. What is the largest waste stream in U.S. yard waste?

    1. leaves
    2. grass
    3. wood waste
    4. manure
  3. During what months do Americans dispose of the least amount of yard waste?

    1. February and December
    2. October and November
    3. April and May
    4. July and August
  4. Which of the following pieces of equipment is used to process yard waste?

    1. vertical hammermill
    2. tub grinder
    3. disc screen
    4. all of the above


QuickQuiz Answers

  1. C, Leaves make up approximately 25 percent of U.S. yard waste.
  2. B, Grass is the largest waste stream in U.S. yard waste.
  3. A, Americans dispose of the least amount of yard waste in February and December.
  4. D, A vertical hammermill, a tub grinder and a disc screen all can be used to process yard waste.


Source: The McGraw-Hill Recycling Handbook, Second Edition