When we first moved to Alaska from California going on 16 years ago, recycling was unheard of here. Being avid recyclers in CA, we were a bit astounded, but came to understand that recycling is a business and there was no demand for recycled goods here. Well, this situation has changed and just this past year our waste pickup company began home pick up service. So it doesn't get any easier than this, unless of course they decide to start picking up glass, which at this point they do not. I will have to take my glass to a pick up point. But everything else can go into this nice large bin they are delivering to my house next week. So now I can do more of my part to be "green". Yay!!!