Since I am the man of the house, trash and recycling is usually my responsibility. I regularly empty the trash, but the recycle bin is a different matter. Our recycle bin (a clothes basket) doesn’t fill up as fast as the trash and I neglect to empty it for as long as possible. Additionally, a trip to the recycle bin is a 1/4-mile round trip and not very pleasant experience when carrying 50-lbs of paper, cans, bottles, and other random, smelly waste.
Even us die hard recyclers get lazy at times and I dumped it all in nearest trash tonight! I felt a little guilty, but I was more than happy to be rid of it.