Are you a Recycling Champion? Take this quiz to find out how you score in comparison to your neighbors!
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Are you a resident of Lancaster County?

     
 
Do you recycle?

     
 
Do you subscribe to curbside recycling or use a public recycling center?


 
To what extent is recycling unimportant or important to you?

Click the level which indicates your opinion, with 1 being very unimportant and 5 being very important.





 
How often do you currently recycle items from your household?


 
Quiz time! Test your knowledge of recyclable materials in Lincoln and see how you score.

 
Check which of the following items are recyclable by your Lincoln recycling collector: (Your answer will be scored.)














 
The best approach to handling plastic bottle lids is to screw them back onto the bottle.  Loose bottle lids will simply fall through the equipment at the recycling processor and be landfilled.


 
Due to the fact that plastic bags can wrap around mechanical sorting equipment, the best approach to recycling plastic bags is to take them to a retail recycling collection location.


 
It’s okay to put recyclable containers that are still filled with food in my recycling bin.


 
Due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center.


You scored {{var_score}}/11!

You're a recycling rookie! You're in the right place and just need some more practice to get in the game.

Review this information to see where you can improve:

1.  The following items DO BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Plastic soap bottles
 
Corrugated cardboard 
Plastic margarine tubs 
Mail Yogurt cups 
Tin cans 
Cereal boxes

2.  The following items DO NOT BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Dishes and cups. These are not recyclable. They belong in the trash. 
Soiled paper plates. If paper is dry, it is recyclable. If it is full of food residue or is wet, it is not recyclable and should go in the trash. 
Styrofoam products. Styrofoam is not recyclable by Lincoln recycling processors. 
Glass bottles. Glass is recyclable and some recycling collectors do allow glass bottles in their single stream recycling carts, but due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
Takeout Paper Coffee Cups. These paper cups are usually coated in wax and topped with a plastic lid, both of which make them non-recyclable. These belong in the trash. 
Metal objects. Metal objects can be recycled through a scrap metal yard, but not in your curbside bin or at a recycling drop-off site. 

3. The best approach to handling plastic bottle lids is to screw them back onto the bottle.  Loose bottle lids will simply fall through the equipment at the recycling processor and be landfilled. TRUE

4. Due to the fact that plastic bags can wrap around mechanical sorting equipment, the best approach to recycling plastic bags is to take them to a retail recycling collection location. TRUE

5. It’s okay to put recyclable containers that are still filled with food in my recycling bin. 
FALSE. Containers should be drained, emptied and rinsed so as not to attract mold, rot and insects.

6. Due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
TRUE. Glass is recyclable, but it causes problems for recycling processors due to breakage. It’s best to take it to a public recycling center.

Thank you for taking the Lincoln Recycling Quiz! And thank you for doing your part to make our city a greener, healthier place to live and work.
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You're a recycling player! You're working hard, but you've got a little ways to go to improve your game. 

Review this information to see where you can improve:

1.  The following items DO BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Plastic soap bottles
 
Corrugated cardboard 
Plastic margarine tubs 
Mail Yogurt cups 
Tin cans 
Cereal boxes

2.  The following items DO NOT BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Dishes and cups. These are not recyclable. They belong in the trash. 
Soiled paper plates. If paper is dry, it is recyclable. If it is full of food residue or is wet, it is not recyclable and should go in the trash. 
Styrofoam products. Styrofoam is not recyclable by Lincoln recycling processors. 
Glass bottles. Glass is recyclable and some recycling collectors do allow glass bottles in their single stream recycling carts, but due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
Takeout Paper Coffee Cups. These paper cups are usually coated in wax and topped with a plastic lid, both of which make them non-recyclable. These belong in the trash. 
Metal objects. Metal objects can be recycled through a scrap metal yard, but not in your curbside bin or at a recycling drop-off site.  

3. The best approach to handling plastic bottle lids is to screw them back onto the bottle.  Loose bottle lids will simply fall through the equipment at the recycling processor and be landfilled. TRUE

4. Due to the fact that plastic bags can wrap around mechanical sorting equipment, the best approach to recycling plastic bags is to take them to a retail recycling collection location. TRUE

5. It’s okay to put recyclable containers that are still filled with food in my recycling bin. 
FALSE. Containers should be drained, emptied and rinsed so as not to attract mold, rot and insects.

6. Due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
TRUE. Glass is recyclable, but it causes problems for recycling processors due to breakage. It’s best to take it to a public recycling center.

Thank you for taking the Lincoln Recycling Quiz! And thank you for doing your part to make our city a greener, healthier place to live and work.
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You're a recycling champion! You've been learning the rules and honing your skills. Way to go!

You can review this information and share it with your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

1.  The following items DO BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Plastic soap bottles
 
Corrugated cardboard 
Plastic margarine tubs 
Mail Yogurt cups 
Tin cans 
Cereal boxes

2.  The following items DO NOT BELONG in your curbside recycling bin: 

Dishes and cups. These are not recyclable. They belong in the trash. 
Soiled paper plates. If paper is dry, it is recyclable. If it is full of food residue or is wet, it is not recyclable and should go in the trash. 
Styrofoam products. Styrofoam is not recyclable by Lincoln recycling processors. 
Glass bottles. Glass is recyclable and some recycling collectors do allow glass bottles in their single stream recycling carts, but due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
Takeout Paper Coffee Cups. These paper cups are usually coated in wax and topped with a plastic lid, both of which make them non-recyclable. These belong in the trash. 
Metal objects. Metal objects can be recycled through a scrap metal yard, but not in your curbside bin or at a recycling drop-off site.

3. The best approach to handling plastic bottle lids is to screw them back onto the bottle.  Loose bottle lids will simply fall through the equipment at the recycling processor and be landfilled. TRUE

4. Due to the fact that plastic bags can wrap around mechanical sorting equipment, the best approach to recycling plastic bags is to take them to a retail recycling collection location. TRUE

5. It’s okay to put recyclable containers that are still filled with food in my recycling bin. 
FALSE. Containers should be drained, emptied and rinsed so as not to attract mold, rot and insects.

6. Due to breakage of glass during the recycling process, the best approach to recycling glass is to take it to a public recycling center. 
TRUE. Glass is recyclable, but it causes problems for recycling processors due to breakage. It’s best to take it to a public recycling center.

Thank you for taking the Lincoln Recycling Quiz! And thank you for doing your part to make our city a greener, healthier place to live and work.
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