Test Your Waste Management Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Waste Management Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

Waste management includes the activities and actions necessary to manage waste from its beginning to its final disposal. This process consists of collecting, transport, treating, and disposing of garbage and monitoring and regulating the waste management process. Debris can also be a solid-liquid or gas. Waste management refers to industrial, biological, and household. If you intend to know more about waste management, stop right here, and this quiz will teach you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the four basic waste categories?
    • A. 

      Hazardous, spent electronics, bulk, municipal trash

    • B. 

      Hazardous, non-hazardous, special, universal

    • C. 

      Recyclable, organic, inorganic, aqueous

  • 2. 
    What does RCRA stand for?
    • A. 

      Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    • B. 

      Research, Conserve, Recycle, Amend

    • C. 

      Reasonable Culpability and Resource act

  • 3. 
    Solid waste can be in many forms including a liquid, sludge, aerosol, granular or solid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    One of the most common ways a facility determines what type of waste they are generating is by using:
    • A. 

      MSDS - also referred to as "generator's knowledge"

    • B. 

      The assumption that everything is a hazardous waste unless they conduct testing on each of the waste materials.

    • C. 

      Use production records

  • 5. 
    What are the four main characteristics used to identify a non-listed hazardous waste?
    • A. 

      Water soluable, flammable, explosive, inert

    • B. 

      Corrosive, inorganic, volatile, aqueous

    • C. 

      Ignitable, corrosive, toxic, and reactive

  • 6. 
    Hazardous wastes are regulated by the following laws:
    • A. 

      EPA

    • B. 

      OSHA, EPA, DOT

    • C. 

      DOT

  • 7. 
    BMP stands for what?
  • 8. 
    Universal Wastes MUST be recycled to qualify for "universal waste status" under RCRA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Non-hazardous wastes may NOT be placed in a general dumpster for disposal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Special Wastes are regulated for the following reasons:
    • A. 

      Special wastes are especially difficult to treat

    • B. 

      The USEPA Office of Special Waste Management

    • C. 

      Specific state requirements, landfill restrictions, and/or company policy

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