there's this recycling plant about a 5min drive away from my house. they only do trash/recycling once a week here in Norwalk, but they have this nice recycling plant where you can dump all your stuff (as long as you're a resident with a resident sticker).
It has made my moving in a lot easier because all the cardboard boxes, and recyclables as well as the garbage (extra furniture, junk, and other waste). The place is surprisingly clean and efficient with separate bins/holding areas for stuff like electronics (I threw away an old tube TV) and recycled some cooking oil.
Maybe I'll become one of those OCD recyclers of hard things like cooking oil now and stop doing things like hiding old batteries inside my garbage like I did in brooklyn