I'll admit to having trouble with this conservation thing. I'd like to separate all my garbage into whites and coloreds but, the city invariably switches the pickup schedules or decides they don't like the shape of my glass bottles - there's always something. As my garbage remains uncollected at the end of the drive yet again, the neighbours must think me stupid.
You have to be dedicated. You have to keep checking those fliers the city sends around. Be prepared to rearrange your life in order to keep up. Enter the latest schedule into your palm pilot or day planner and stick with it.
Is it worth it? I'm thinking of having one of those industrial garbage containers left in the drive every month...