# How many tons of household hazardous waste did the Princeton Toyota plant collect?

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Skills: Measurement (Mass)

Related environmental issues: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Since 2006, Toyota’s assembly plant in Princeton has coordinated household hazardous waste collections and helped our community to reduce our waste and improve our recycling rates. During the 2015 – 2016 school year, the Princeton plant collected about 98,000 pounds of household hazardous waste such as paint, waste oil, computer equipment, and batteries.

1. How many tons of household hazardous waste did the Princeton Toyota plant collect during the 2015 – 2016 school year? ( 1 ton = 2,000 pounds)
2. Mechi, a rhinoceros at the Mesker Park Zoo, weighs about 3,500 pounds. How many Mechi does it take to weight as much as the household waste collected at the Princeton plant?

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1. 98,000 ÷ 2,000 = 49 (tons)
2. 98,000 ÷ 3,500 = 28 (of Mechi)

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