HERE’S A TEST: Leave your recycling bin on the street in front of your house with your usual assortment of newspaper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles for a week. See what gets taken.
Next, take your usual mix of recyclables to scrap vendors and see what you can get for it on the market. Find out what people are willing to pay for it. It’s a pretty fair gauge of the value of what’s in there.
Next, read this.
Do not EVER let me hear you urging recycling again. Capice?