They are trying to force us to recycle at work. First they started with laughable olive-drab containers the size of a large cocktail glass, shaped like a trash can: "This is all the garbage I produce" it said on the side.
Having a brainstorm, I went out and bought dozens of those little paper umbrellas you get in sissy drinks at bars. Soon they popped up on every green container.
They took them away and put yellow plastic 'recycle' containers in everyones' office (paper boxes). You were supposed to separate trash into recyclable and non-recyclable types and put them into the 'appropriate' container.
What this really meant was that you had to make innumerable trips down the hall to throw away non-recyclables.
I bought several inexpensive trash cans. Into the first I placed the silly yellow recycle container. On it I placed a sticker: "I AM NOT A JANITOR."
Hint: it does not make sense to cause degreed engineers to perform menial functions. My employer charges the government $200 per hour of my time. I earn, I dunno, $80/hour. Pretty pricey for a part-time garbage collector, eh?
You and I think alike. I have always said that we could put the homeless or prisoners to work sorting garbage if it is necessary.
In my town of Lodi, the garbage country asks us to wash the stuff before putting it in the recycle, while the city has us on perpetual water conservation. I told our mayor at the time that I would not wash garbage, as long as our water use was restricted. He denied even knowing that such a policy was instituted by the garbage company. Go figure. They are all idiots.