Green Living

  True False
1 Being “green” refers to re-decorating your house with green furniture and making sure that there are plants in every room.
2 Living an ecologically-friendly lifestyle is complex, expensive, and something that only the wealthy can hope to achieve.
3 Toilets made prior to 1993 are also known as “water-wasters”.
4 There is no way to reduce the amount of water a “water-wasting” toilet uses per flush.
5 The area that was once known Montreal's largest landfill is now in the process of being converted into a large park.
6 Composting is simply another method of recycling.
7 Composting is difficult, takes time, and doesn't even benefit the soil in your garden at all.
8 Garden debris collections are available throughout spring and fall in your neighborhood.
9 Pizza boxes are compostable but not recyclable.


  True False
1 Sorting recyclable items into paper products, glass, plastic, and metal serves no purpose and is simply a waste of time.
2 All items made of plastic can be recycled.
3 Rinsing containers before placing them in your recycling box is the right thing to do.
4 Recycling is energy-efficient.
5 Paper, cereal boxes and heavy cardboard can be placed together in the same compartment/section of the recycling bin.
6 Broken glass is recyclable.
7 Crushing or flattening recyclable containers saves space and is worth the effort.
8 Recycling isn't necessary; items that we recycle might as well simply be placed in garbage bags, especially seeing as not many frequently used items are recyclable anyways.
9 Recycling bins can be taken outside up to 24 hours prior to pickup.

Ecocenters & HHW

  True False
1 Materials other than those that go into the "green box" cannot be recycled.
2 Proof of residency in Montreal is required to access ecocenters.
3 Household hazardous waste cannot be recycled in any way.
4 The services that ecocenters provide are very costly to the average homeowner, and are therefore not worthwhile to use.
5 Ecocenters give back to local communities by collecting used items such as old clothing and toys and donating them to local charities.
6 Household hazardous waste items must be re-packaged either at home or at the ecocenter.
7 Batteries and other toxic substances such as solvents and paint can be recycled.
8 Certain cell phone dealers in Montreal recycle old cell phone components into new phones.
9 To ensure safety when dealing with household hazardous waste, items should be stockpiled for storage.
10 Household hazardous waste products may be disposed of in the garbage or down the drain.