Separate your waste into different categories. A great way to do this is to use old milk crates, and to label them ‘glass’ ‘paper’ ‘cardboard’ ‘tins’ and ‘plastic’. Keep a separate bin for your wet waste. Fold or crush recyclable items as small as possible, and wait until your bins are completely full before you make a trip to your recycling depot and drop everything off together.
Source: the Enviropaedia