This has been proven true in every local city which changed over from the small recycling bins to the much larger wheeled carts. Collinsville found this out just recently after going to the big carts in October.
November was the first full month with the new and the numbers are quite amazing. In October, the last month with the small bins 85 tons were picked up on a weekly schedule. In November 154 tons were put out on a twice a month pickup basis.
So fewer pickups but 80 percent more recyclables with the big carts. If the city finds residents are getting so good at recycling that they need every week pickup again, imagine how many tons their would be.