Aluminum cans always get put in the recycle bin. Those always have value. Glass bottles and newspapers do but only for convenience. They probably go into the landfill. Half the time glass goes in w/ regular garbage
In UK the eco-freaks are in control.
YOU VILL OBEY!!!
We sort our stuff too - we have about 6 different bins going but its all VOLUNTARY and saves us money because we get charged by the bag for garbage disposal.
The recyclables are not charged for where we live but the real garbage is.
We sort it into 1) burnables (like tissues, paper towels, non recyclable boxboard etc - we use them to start the woodstove), 2) deposit bottles, 3) recyclables - plastic, glass, cans 4) paper recyclables like newspaper and junk mail 5) compost - veg waste and egg shells and 6) true garbage.
It’s no big deal for us because we’ve got a system down that isn’t real onerous, but it confuses the holy heck out of visitors. We now just say “leave it on the table, we’ll throw it out for you” LOL.
We’re down to about 2 bags of genuine garbage a month, saves us a bunch of money.