Drag me to the correct bin!
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Did anything surprise you? There's a lot more info in the Learn More
button below. You can also play again or download a handy infographic to
keep in your kitchen!
This game is a simplified guide to sorting your waste. However, many
different factors can determine where an item should go. Read below to
Clean your items before recycling. One dirty item can spoil an
entire bin. If it can't be cleaned, throw it away.
Check the guidelines by your local waste treatment facility to see
which items they accept. Not all facilites can accept the same
Some items that aren't accepted by curbside pickup can still be
recycled at special facilities. Look up local drop-off locations for
things like batteries and plastic grocery bags.
All parts of an item must be compostable for it to be composted.
Veggies mixed with meat or paper towel used with cleaning chemicals
should be thrown away.
Check whether an item is made of natural or synthetic materials.
Cork, for example, is compostable, but some wine bottles use
synthetic corks. Tea bags are also sometimes compostable, but not
Backyard compost bins or heaps will differ from municipial compost
facilites in two key ways:
Municipal heaps get much hotter. This means they can break down
more items such as meat and compostable plastics.
Backyard heaps are more susceptible to pests. Bread and rice are
a bad idea in a backyard heap, but can usually be accepted by
Always check the guidelines off your drop-off service to see what
This small game can't cover everything. Below are some links to learn
more. I am not affilliated with these sites, but I found them helpful
in making this game and living a greener life.
Remember, the first steps in making a difference are
refuse, reduce, and
reuse. Proper waste sorting is
important, but it is far better to create less waste in the first
Ryan Piracha -
Design & Illustraton, Developer
Andrew Hinton - Developer