Recycle Right Quiz - Knoxville
Test your knowledge of recycling in Knoxville today!
True or False: I can place anything in my cart that has a recycling symbol on it.
What is the most frequent contaminant in Knoxville's curbside recycling program?
Film plastic (plastic wrap or bags)
Tanglers (hoses, cords, clothes)
Hazardous material (propane tanks, needles)
True or False: Plastic bags jam recycling sorting machines slowing down the sorting process.
Why is recycling important?
Recycling extends the lifespan of landfills by making sure recyclable material isn't added to our landfills.
Recycling reduces the need to extract raw materials to produce goods.
Recycling moves us towards a zero waste life style.
Steel, aluminum & glass can be recycled infinitely.
All of the above.
Can glass be recycled in a curbside recycling cart?
Do clean aluminum & steel cans belong in your recycling cart?
Can Styrofoam/polystyrene be recycled in Knoxville?
Which of the following plastic items belong in your curbside recycling cart? Choose all that apply.
Rinsed detergent bottles
Plastic water bottles
Plant-based or compostable plastics
What should you do if your curbside recycling cart is full, but you have more recyclables?
Throw the excess recycling in the garbage
Bring excess recycling to a recycling center (there are 13)
Place excess recycling in cardboard next to your cart and label it recycling
How should you prepare your recycling?
Do not rinse the recyclables, bag them and then put them into the cart.
Rinse the recyclables, bag them and then put them into the cart.
Rinse the recyclables and then place them into the cart loose, no bag.
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This form was created inside of Tennessee Environmental Council.