Many items you buy can be recycled. Some are obvious such as the common wine bottle but also many items might escape the recycling scrutiny such as shampoo bottles and cardboard inserts to toilet rolls.
The key to making this work rests on three factors:
Having the space and bins/containers to store recycled goods. These could range from bins for bottles, plastics, food through to foil and batteries. See some clever solutions in the Gadgets > Recycling section.
What does your local council actually collect?
Your time and commitment
Spending those extra few minutes to sort out your waste before throwing it away.