In my new neighborhood, there is absolutely no infrastructure for recycling plastic and aluminum, only paper.
I’m not the greenest person around, but I do care a little about saving the planet (and a lot for my well-established OCD habits and kindergarten indoctrination). As such, it pains me greatly to throw away recyclables. For the first week I separated my trash piously, but after days of internet searches and driving around town for convenient drop offs, I finally succumbed and threw away my precious collection in the normal bin. It made my skin crawl.
If it were the old days, I would have been given valium and a scotch. In a reusable container.