With word on Thursday that a carter with contracts for the Towns of Smithtown and Brookhaven , bilking taxpayers in the meantime, we're curious who does your recycling and how.
Some take it to the grocery themselves, cashing in a dollar here and there while piling up soda cans under their kitchen sink. Some wait until they have a grocery cart full, fill up their trunk and cash in a little bit bigger.
Some people separate and let the town take their recyclables away, while surely there have to be a few out there who don't separate at all, opting to toss it all in the trash.
Others - such as one Patch commenter - lets strangers do their recycling for them, even before curbside pickup comes around.
"I see people go through my bottles to collect the nickel deposits," said one commenter, Lynn. "Most things I put out to trash that have a small value are gone before sun up."
How does your family recycle? Let us know in the comments.