Trash or Recycling? Quiz

Do these items go into your PGCPS recycling bin or trash can?

Select individual items below to see the answers.  Some of the answers may surprise you!

Aluminum Foil and Metal Cans 
Drink Pouches (Capri Sun and Similar)
Glass Bottles and Jars
Ink Cartridges and Toner Tubes
Juice Cartons
Mixed Paper
Packing Materials (from deliveries)
Paper Cups
Paper Food Trays
Plastic Bags
Plastic Bottles
Plastic Clamshell Containers 
Plastic Cups and Lids
Plastic Utensils (Sporks) and Straws
Snack Packaging
Tin Cans

Additional Recycling and Trash Quizzes
Take the Paper Pick 'Em quiz to see if you can spot which paper items are recyclable. 
Can you identify the five most common types of non-recyclable paper?

Get your students involved!  Have students lead this similar activity to educate other students and school staff: Trash Can Quiz--Fun Facts About Trash and Recycling.

For more information about the PGCPS recycling program visit the Recycling Program Information page.

For additional facts and information about recycling and resource reduction, take this quiz about recycling in Greenbelt, MD (note: some items not accepted in PGCPS recycling program).

Building Services/Plant Operations
Facilities Administration Building
13300 Old Marlboro Pike 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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Last modified: 3/20/2018 11:00:13 AM