I don't live in town, so I am my own garbage/recycle disposal service. We still have to pay for the privilege of having a county landfill/recycling center whether or not we use it. Anyway, between feeding almost all kitchen scraps and waste food to the chickens, shredding almost all our paper products to use as carbon in the chicken coop/run/compost pile, and repurposing plastics for a second life, we have reduced our garbage runs from once a week to once a month, or even less.We do get good service In summer during HOT days, I will offer workers COLD BOTTLED WATER.
It helps that we have some recycling bins that my wife passes by when she goes to work. So every week she will take a bag of metal/glass/plastic/cardboard items to the recycle bin. A couple years ago, they switched over to having mixed recycled item bins, so we no longer have to separate metal from glass from plastic from paper or cardboard. They all go into one bag at home and then into the recycle bins. I think that helps more people because few people wanted to have multiple bags/bins at home taking up room for what they just considered as garbage.