I've wanted for a while to weigh our recyclables and our actual trash to see how they compare. I never quite get to it. Hopefully I will sometime soon.
Our pickup is one week cardboard/paper, and the opposite week bottles / plastic. Each week we have at least two full bins of the item in question. So we generate quite a lot of recyclables. We also compost, so there's not much trash left. I've canceled as much mail as I can, but it's still surprising how much paper we end up with between Amazon packing material and random envelopes.
I will put it on my list again to try to bring the scale down and figure it out.
Lisa Shea, Owner