I live in a city where recycling of food cans, plastics and paper is required. The city provides a special bin and a load of rules about the practice. Yesterday, on Earth Day (ironically), I heard a disturbing account that those cleaned and sorted, bundled and flattened recyclable items are taken to the very same under-expansion landfill as our non-recyclable trash.
If true, this is outrageous. I’ll be looking into it for sure.