Test Your Knowledge of Yard Waste
Leaves make up approximately what percent of U.S. yard waste?
- 50 percent
- 80 percent
- 25 percent
- none of the above
What is the largest waste stream in U.S. yard waste?
- wood waste
During what months do Americans dispose of the least amount of yard waste?
- February and December
- October and November
- April and May
- July and August
Which of the following pieces of equipment is used to process yard waste?
- vertical hammermill
- tub grinder
- disc screen
- all of the above
- C, Leaves make up approximately 25 percent of U.S. yard waste.
- B, Grass is the largest waste stream in U.S. yard waste.
- A, Americans dispose of the least amount of yard waste in February and December.
- 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