We live way out in the boonies, so once a month, a recycling trailer is delivered to the local Community Center and Fire Hall so we can drop off our recycled trash. We can recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and metal cans, but not glass containers. Why? Because it's cheaper to make new glass than recycle it. (shrug) Oh, well. Anyway, by doing this and keeping a compost bin, we rarely have more than one small kitchen-can-size bag of trash a week. Not bad.