BTW, since I have a farm....I shred my junk-mail and paper waste into animal bedding which is later composted after enough manure is added. I cut my own meats. I collect my own eggs. We have an outdoor toilet(seasonally permitted). I found the best shower we have is the one we use on livestock(this was after an unfortunate skunking episode). We drain grey water into the garden. We put up our own canned goods in glass jars. Even construction debris like old plaster and drywall gets crushed and spread on the fields. Chickens and goats will provide you eggs and milk merely by eating what you throw away.
Recycling is for those chained to an urban environment and feel bad about it.
I commend you for doing your part to recycle. You're fortunate to have land and animals to use up recyclable material. Those who don't live in the country can do their part as well. The success varies with the area. Our area has great success in recycling.
When Philadelphia went to recycling a few years back and we all had to use those buckets, everything went out on the same day.
I would sort my trash and "file" it correctly, until one day
The trash truck rolls up and everything is tossed into the truck- a regular big yellow trash truck. I stopped filing my trash after that.