This place is about a 5 minute walk from my house.
The workers go through each bag and sort it out--clothing, food, plastic, paper, etc.
There are garbage men that blow whistles so you know they are coming and they go from house to house collecting garbage then take it back to this truck. When it is full then it comes back to the trash dump.
We have to pay for this service, it is only a few dollars each month. The problem is they never come to our house, but we have to pay anyway.
So this is what we usually wind up doing. I'm glad they don't mind helping!