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reThink Wizard

ReTHINK WASTE QUIZ

How well do you know the Region of Peel's 5Rs Waste Hierarchy: rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, recover ?

Test your waste knowledge and receive 5 points for the best (most environmentally-friendly) answer, 3 points for a correct answer and 0 points for a wrong answer.

1 . What is your best choice for drinking water?
(a) Buy bottled
(b) Use a glass or travel container for tap or filtered water
(c) Use a drinking fountain

2 . What is the best thing you can do with an empty glass jar?
(a) Reuse it for leftovers, flowers, etc.
(b) Put it in the Blue Box
(c) Put it in the garbage

3 . What should you do with yard waste?
(a) Use a backyard composter
(b) Put it in the garbage
(c) Set out at the curb for Regional composting

4 . What is the best thing to do with food leftovers?
(a) Use/eat it up
(b) Put it in the garbage
(c) Put it in the Green Bin

5 . What is the best way to furnish your home?
(a) Buy new
(b) Solicit donations from family and friends
(c) Shop at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or thrift store

6 . What is the best thing to do with shredded paper?
(a) Put it in the Blue Box
(b) Put it in the Green Bin or top up your yard waste container
(c) Use it to protect items in packages

7 . What should you do with unused medication?
(a) Take it back to the pharmacy
(b) Bring it to a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) for safe disposal
(c) Throw it in the garbage or flush it down the toilet

8 . What should you do with diapers?
(a) Use cloth diapers
(b) Put them in the Green Bin
(c) Throw them in the garbage

9 . What should you do with single-use batteries?
(a) Put them in the garbage
(b) Buy rechargeable batteries instead of single-use batteries
(c) Take them to the nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or retailer for recycling

10 . What is the best thing you can do with mini single-serve yogurt cups?
(a) Put them in the Blue Box
(b) Put them in the garbage
(c) Make them into planters for seedlings


Questions? E-mail or call Waste Management at 905-791-9499.




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