I hope this doesn't gross y'all out... It is amazing how little trash we put out. So much of what used to go in the trash is now recycled or composted. Here are snapshots of one of my recycling bins and the compost pail today:
Some of the things in the recycling bin: cereal box, junk mail, coffee lid, magazines, plastic bag our newspaper comes in, pizza box. Comments about a couple of these items: of course it's preferable to use a reusable mug for transporting coffee, and we do so 99% of the time, but when we don't, we make sure to recycle both the paper cup and the plastic lid. Our city takes pizza boxes even with the grease on them; some cities won't - if yours won't, you can at least recycle the top of the box. Just rip it off.
In our compost pail: egg shells, flowers cut from the yard for arrangements, used coffee filters and grounds, veggie scraps.
This stuff would really add up in a landfill over time! It's so easy to recycle, and nearly as easy to compost. If you're not doing both already, I urge you to give it a try. I'm oddly proud of how little actual "trash" we produce at our house.