Garbology is the study of what we do with our waste. All the things we throw away each day—where do they end up? Many of us know that we can reuse, recycle, and compost to help keep waste out of landfills, but how do you know what goes where? Why is it important to reduce the waste we put in landfills? All of this and more is Garbology.

What will I find on this site?

At MyGarbology, you’ll find an interactive online game that teaches about Garbology and answers the question, “Where should my waste go?”

You’ll also find lessons and activities to extend your Garbology experience, from how to pack a waste-less lunch to getting the dirt on composting. Plus, read our Trash Talk blog for stories of Garbology in practice. In the classroom or at home, you can make Garbology a part of your everyday life.

MyGarbology is a project by NatureBridge, in partnership with AT&T, Pasco, Westernized, Elastic Creative, Sirius Sound, and many more.


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September 1, 2013

Garbology is an exciting and interactive website that answers the question, “Where should my waste go?” It helps elementary-age students better understand how they can reduce trash and stop polluting. In addition to the interactive game, the “For Teachers” section includes nine lesson plans and five fact sheets; the “For Students” section includes a waste assessment and seven useful handouts; and the “For Families” section will inspire families to reduce and recycle. Grades K-8.

Tip: Garbology is the perfect addition to your Earth Day unit.

From Amer. Library Assoc. School Libraries Best in Teaching & Learning