Recently we started recycling. I have called my garbage company twice to try to get a recycling bin (big yellow plastic bin) to use. They said the would drop one off but never did. We finally just decided to start using our own plastic bins. Now our garbage is about half of what it used to be and the other half is in the recycling bin (mostly plastic and cardboard). The recycling truck dumps it all in 1 bin so they must do post pickup sorting. The upside for us.. we use fewer garbage bags and get to feel good about trying to help the planet.