Quiz: Do you Know how an Indoor Automatic Composting System Works?
Remember the days when you had a neat little compost area at the bottom of your garden? Well, now you can do it all indoors, with a cleaner, neater, faster and easier system: an automated indoor composting unit. Fertilize your trash skills with our composting quiz.
How much annual waste do Americans produce?
75 million tons
150 million tons
250 million tons
About one-third of waste is repurposed through __________.
recycling and storing
refurbishing and recycling
composting and recycling
What is an essential part of the composting process?
Microorganisms in the soil break down organic materials.
Organic materials fuel the regeneration of microorganisms.
Microorganisms decompose and cause organic materials to form.
Outdoor composting systems require what sort of maintenance?
keeping the pile moist and turning it
keeping it dry
keeping animals out
Large-scale composting systems are often an eco-friendly alternative to what?
What would be considered a suitable area for home composting?
a dry area
a cool area
a dry area near a water source
To "cook up" a good compost, what three ingredients should you most have?
bread, meat and dairy
fruit, leaves and water
dairy, meat and alcohol
How long does it take for a compost pile to be ready as a fertilizer?
one month to one year
at least six months
at least a year
Are dairy products good for composting?
Does the frequency of turning affect the rate of food breakdown?
Yes, it speeds up the process.
Yes, it slows down the process.
In an indoor compost system, what function does the built-in heater serve?
It keeps the temperature just right for decomposition.
It causes some of the moisture to evaporate.
It cooks the food scraps to kill any bacteria.
What do the cure tray and drip tray collect?
fertilizer and excess liquid
earthworms and fertilizer
excess liquid and earthworms
Why is it recommended to add baking soda to the indoor composting unit?
to create carbon dioxide
to break down organic matter faster
to maintain acidity levels
How much trash can an indoor composting system accommodate?
50 pounds (22.5 kilograms) a month
120 pounds (54 kilograms) a month
300 pounds (135 kilograms) a month
How long does composting take in an indoor unit?
one month to one year
10 to 14 days
up to half a year
What is one of the biggest drawbacks to successful indoor composting?
limited composting quantity
What noises does an indoor composting unit make?
hissing and clunking
whirring and humming
pinging and clanging
What's the base price of an indoor composting unit?
$300 to $400
$700 to $900
$1,200 to $1,500
What kind of increased energy bill can you expect when using an indoor composter?