Finally the City of St. Pete has started a recycling program. Cost only $35.00 a year.
Is it an optional program where you are, jcboy, or provided to every household (& paid for through your council rates, like here -in my part of Melbourne, Oz) ?
3 Bins provided to every household here: one for garbage, the second for recyclables (glass, paper & some plastics - only the recyclable varieties). These are collected weekly.
A third bin is provided for "green" matter ... tree prunings, grass cuttings, etc ... collected fortnightly. The material is mulched at a council depot & can be bought (at a very reasonable price) for locals to use in their gardens. But you'd need to collect it yourself, not a council service.
Once a year we have a "hard rubbish" collection .... we leave things like old television sets, furniture, computers etc out for collection ... but often they are "claimed" by astute folk well before collection day! A form of community recycling, I guess.
All of these programs have been in operation for ages.
The only bin I'd regularly fill is the "green" one ... I so wish I had a mulcher!
But I've gotten the recyclables down, which I'm very pleased about ... sometimes it takes 3 weeks to a month to fill it & put out for collection.