Here at Cedar House Inn and Yurts we have recycling bins in all guest areas to recycle paper, certain plastics and glass. Most guests are good about not throwing recycled items in the garbage can.
We also compost all uncooked and cooked leftover foods for the gardens and to keep the trash cans from odors. It is all part of our green focus.
Our trips to the local landfill happen about every 3-4 months since we throw away very little.
Our county offers a recycling station but is very limited in what it takes. We haul certain plastics and all glass to another center in a nearby county.
I recently read an article about how much recycling varies across the country. It included a map of the USA showing the numbers of households that recycle. I was shocked but not surprised that the southern states do not have recycling programs as much as other parts of the country. It appears to be a blue versus red state issue. Blue States tend to recycle more. I often think this is true in most green practices.
I hope the south one day sees the importance of recycling on the Earth and environment.