The reason that people have issues with this is THEY DON'T RECYCLE!!!!! It's 2010 and most of my area DOESN'T RECYCLE!!!! We pay a private company, but it's only $20 a month. Times are tough and all, whatever, but seriously! It's $20 a month.
Family members who visit act like this is some cute hobby of mine, recycling. They say things like "You're so good!" about our recycling. We don't recycle to make ourselves feel good. We recycle because it's the right thing to do. Who wants more landfills? Who wants more stuff just hanging around taking up space? Why the hell not recycle? Answer: Laziness and not giving a crap. Boo on those people.
And if you live in the NOLA area: Phoenix Recycling