I'd mentioned in a previous post that recycling has begun in our area. Today was trash day here and the first recycling pick up. I was pleasantly surprised to see that we had filled both recycling bins to the top and only one trashcan with trash. That was without any real effort and really only recycling what was going into the kitchen trash.
Today I cleaned out under the sink so that I can easily fit in the regular trashcan, the compost bin, and a trashcan for recycling. We'll see how that works! Now, when I open the cupboard door to toss something, I can easily decide where it goes.
It's amazing how much we've been throwing away that can be composted or recycled. I started composting this summer and use up most of the food waste this way--especially useful when doing all the canning! I know, some of you have been doing all this forever, but it's new for us!