I have a 240 litre bin for general rubbish (emptied weekly) and a 240 litre bin for recycling (emptied fortnightly).
Usually I put one kitchen bin bag out per week, and the recycling bin is about three-quarters full when emptied.
So our weekly household waste comes to about:
- 30 litres of general waste
- 90 litres of recycling (paper, cardboard, bottles, cartons, cans)
The latter has probably dropped a fair bit since the No Junk Mail sticker went up. I do subscribe to the newspaper, but much of that goes into the recycling at work. I’ve considered a compost bin, though the size of my garden doesn’t really warrant it. I can still do more to reduce my consumption though.