Yes, we have been recycling for many years. It´s the right thing to do. It reduces what goes to the landfill and provides a usable product. Locally it gives a school for mentally challenged people income and gives their patients jobs.
it is compulsory and our local government provides the appropriate bins, three in fact. One for the recyclables one for green waste( gardening refuse) and the smaller bin for all things not recyclable. I think it is great to have them and it is no effort at all to put the garbage in the correct bin especially if you have the same versions bins in the kitchen.
Though only electronics. Paper and Plastic go to the city and they sort and recycle it. I´m sure they miss some but because the city handles it theres only one "trash bin" and I don´t think I have seen many/any drop off points.
Electronics on the other hand are very dangerous and I don´t want to risk it.
its something my mother instilled in me from a very very young age. the apartment complex i live in has no current recycling program, but I feel so guilty when I dont recycle, that I have been saving the recyclables and taking them to my folks house to be recycled there.
some appartement buildings around here DO NOT offer recycling!! it´s just crazy! it gets me mad...the worst thing, both buildings on either side have it...so I just keep my stuff until it´s recycling day and dump it in their bins..muahahaha!