I'd be very interested to hear how different cities organise their recycling.
In the municipality where we live we are required to separate paper, plastic and organic matter. They organise the pickup on a door to door basis - each apartment block has different coloured wheelie bins and they have to be put out on a certain night each week. Organic and everything that doesn't fit in the other categories gets picked up twice a week, paper and plastic every fortnight (pickup every week on alternate weeks).
The reason I ask how other places recycle is that here there's a lot of resistance to this new initiative and I wondered how other places get around this. Also how do they "punish" people who don't recycle properly? Here I think they want to introduce fines for people who don't recycle as they should, but as we live in an apartment block I don't see how such a system would be workable.