Originally Posted by honda03842
Like many communities, recycling is mandatory here. Each home has one trash barrel and one recycling barrel.
LOL Norm, we have 5 separate containers we have to put out:
One for paper and cardboard - not limited in size
One for none refundable glass, tins and plastics - not limited in size
One for organic garden waste - limited in number and size - 5 I think.
One for general garbage limited to two 20 gallon cans.
One for compostable kitchen waste
The organic compostable kitchen one is currently optional in my District but where my family lives on Vancouver island its not optional and they only have garbage pick up every two weeks and are only allowed one container of general garbage no more than 20 gallon/77 liter in size.
I am always a little surprised when traveling in some southern states that I wasn't able to find any recycling being done at a number of parks both public and private in various states. Ended up carrying the recycling around with me for a number of days until I found someplace to dispose of it or was in a new state. Couldn't bring myself to just put it in one big garbage bin due to having been well trained to recycle due to the recycling regs at home.