We separate trash from recyclable items. In our current town, we can recycle most paper and cardboard items, glass and metal, and plastic types 1-6. We cannot recycle anything that’s a composite of two materials, nor items that have been soiled (e.g. greasy paper bags from the bakery.)
We do not currently separate most recyclables, as our town ships them in bulk to be separated. The only exception is glass, which we do recycle separately.