If it wasn't for the fact that I now have to train DH and the two young ones **not** to throw things in the rubbish bin and thereby force me to go dumpster diving to retrieve all the recyclables, I would say that our first week under the new system has been pretty successful.
Rather than our normal three black rubbish bags going to the landfill site, we only put out *one* partly filled bin bag. Our cardboard/food cartons box was full, our plastics box was full and our tins container was pretty full.
It is nice to know that if we are a typical family, just our street will have reduced its landfill use by at least two-thirds.
On a town scale, that is a significant amount of rubbish being recycled rather than being dumped :-)