In Tilburg, we have a bin for paper and cardboard recycling that is picked up every 4 weeks at the curb. Every 4 weeks doesn't sound like much, but on average we don't produce nearly that much paper waste in a month (though we're still breaking down boxes from the move, we figure boxes out to the curb will end eventually). For the rest of the recyclables, every neighborhood has centrally located bins to deposit all plastic (inlcuding styrofoam!) and white/green/brown glass that the city picks up. It's easy, no thought about numbered plastic or other restrictions.
|Little Man with a cart of recycling.|