Our garbage system goes something like this: if its trash, we chuck it in the big trash can; if it's recyclable, we put it on the counter in our laundry room (it's close to the back door). This usually leads to an unsightly pile by of newspapers, miscellaneous boxes, bottles, and more--not to mention the process of taking it all out and sorting it into the right bins outside.
[ Photo from Living Etc. ]Space in our kitchen is limited to the point where we can't even fit a proper recycling bin in there, but the counter solution really isn't working either. Anyone have a sorting system that works for their home to share?