"Oscar's Trash Time" uses a small LCD screen, housed in a casing in the shape of Oscar the Grouch & his trash can. During the game, various pieces of garbage appear on the screen, & the player's task is to sort the items into recyclables & trash. The player pushes the left button to recycle cans, bottles & cardboard. The player pushes the right button to throw out apple cores, fish bones & banana peels. The game ends when the player has reached 50 points, or tires of the game completely. The casing comes with a clip that allows the player to attach the game to their backpack, or somebody else's.