Rant warning. Danger Will Robinson!
In my city/metropolitan area, the garbage company also does recycling, meaning, homeowners have two bins, one for recycling (not sorted), one for garbage. I live in an apartment. The apartment complex does not offer any recycling dumpsters. My household has to, therefore, go extremely out of our way (about a 15-20 minute drive) to a recycling center to deposit our recycling. This gets annoying, since we neither have a ton of room to stock recycling, nor a ton of room to transport said recycling stuff.
We recycle everything, plastics, glass, aluminum, tin. As a result, we only take our garbage out when it starts to stink, which happens before it gets filled most of the time. I wish we had a community composter... we'd even throw out less.