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Challenge 2 - Measure Your Waste

Knowing how much waste you produce will help you identify how it can be reduced!

  • Use Tool #1 OR Tool #2 below to calculate the approximate garbage your household creates in a year.
  • Enter your calculated household waste per year in the comment box below to complete the challenge.

Did you take this challenge?


  • sarina sarte
    Took Challenge 2018-10-09 03:09:48 -0400
    by having to throw about 4 grocery bags full of garbage a year i can expect it to be about 3.9 metric ton of waste my bin only calculates 3.1 cubic metres, which i can understand because our garbage bin tends to overflow.
  • Melodee McPherson
    Took Challenge 2018-05-01 21:40:24 -0400
  • Mary Sharp
    Took Challenge 2018-03-22 04:07:28 -0400
    2.0 Cubic Metres

    4 adults in household
  • Cristin Hunt
    Took Challenge 2018-03-06 15:39:41 -0500
  • Eileen Church Carson
    Took Challenge 2017-11-21 13:32:18 -0500
  • Lily Coletti
    Took Challenge 2017-10-30 11:00:38 -0400
    9.4cubic meters
  • Charlotte Bolton
    Took Challenge 2017-10-18 09:33:40 -0400
    2.0 cubic metres
  • Stephanie Joudrey
    Took Challenge 2017-05-29 13:48:29 -0400
  • Emily Stypulkowska
    Took Challenge 2017-03-17 19:43:00 -0400
    2.9 cubic metres
  • Nicole Ridout
    Took Challenge 2017-03-12 17:16:29 -0400
  • Neil Wick
    Took Challenge 2017-03-03 15:58:03 -0500
  • Laura Sabra
    Took Challenge 2016-11-09 21:54:01 -0500
  • Gillian Parker
    Took Challenge 2016-09-07 12:33:07 -0400
    Sorry did not notice that first one was not for house

    We are two seniors and when we really try we only

    Have a full garbage bag every three months as i live in

    Vancouver suburb and all green waste and food

    Are collected seperately
  • Karen Pace
    Took Challenge 2016-07-04 10:54:41 -0400
    Didn’t realize the first challenge was for apartments. Please disregard first calculation and only use the house one (second one).
  • Paul Cressman
    Took Challenge 2016-07-02 13:44:52 -0400
  • Lettice Iam
    Took Challenge 2016-06-16 15:15:15 -0400
  • Krystie Babalos
    Took Challenge 2016-05-17 12:39:33 -0400
  • Carolyn Levett
    Took Challenge 2016-05-01 12:00:26 -0400
    2.0 Cubic Metres
  • Teresa Wright
    @TeresaMWright tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-17 08:34:48 -0400
  • Teresa Wright
    Took Challenge 2016-04-17 08:34:33 -0400
  • Emily Farkas
    Took Challenge 2016-04-11 20:13:45 -0400
  • Angie Carlucci
    Took Challenge 2016-03-23 11:21:22 -0400
  • David Halloran
    Took Challenge 2016-03-04 13:14:08 -0500
    Toronto must end free real estate and news papers

    provided at intersections and subways
  • Lauren Beerman
    Took Challenge 2016-02-14 18:59:21 -0500
    2.0 Cubic Metres
  • Nicole Viduka
    Took Challenge 2016-01-27 13:29:46 -0500
  • Kate Ziegler
    Took Challenge 2016-01-12 15:18:01 -0500
    1.6 Cubic Metres
  • Daniel Zhang
    Took Challenge 2016-01-03 12:32:28 -0500
  • Jim Walker
    Took Challenge 2015-11-25 16:47:12 -0500
  • Sue Caza
    Took Challenge 2015-08-12 14:42:03 -0400
  • Erica Mcneely
    Took Challenge 2015-08-11 21:26:50 -0400