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acres
a measurement of land equal to 43,560 square feet
amount
how much a person has of something
bales
bundles of material tied together with strong or rope
compost
a mix of dirt, dead leaves, grass and food scraps. It is added to gardens and soil to help plants grow
concrete
a mix of stone, sand and water that gets hard as it dries
contain
to hold something inside
creations
special things made by artists, musicians and others skilled workers
decompose
to break down
discard
to get rid of
dumpsters
large, metal boxes or bins thatn hold garbage
energy
the power to work or act
fibers
thin threads usually found in cloth
fleece
the woll that covers a sheep or lamb. It is also a man-made cloth
fuel
anything that can be burned to make power or heat
garbologist
a person who studies garbage
generator
a machine that makes electricity
incinerator
a place where trash and waste are burned and turned into ashes
junkyard
a place where old meatl, cars and other trash is kept
landfill
a place where trash is buried
marsh
low land that may have water in it
methane
a gas that has no color or smell, but can catch on fire
mixture
two or more things mixed together
percent
how many parts of 100 parts
poisonous
able to make animals and/or people sick
pollutes
something that makes other things dirty
products
things that are made and used by people
rechargeable batteries
something that holds electricity and can be reused
recycle
to turn trash or waste into something new
reduce
to make less or smaller
resources
any supplies that will meet a need
rubble
rough, broken stones, bricks and other material
sculptures
works of art made by cutting, modeling or putting materials together
shredded
something torn into small pieces
similar
almost alike
society
all people living together as a group
stucco
a material used to cover walls
tons
measures of weight equal to 2,000 pounds
unique
one of a kind; unusual
voluntary
something you do because you want to do it