Depends on where I’m living at the time. Aside from collecting bottles and such to get the refunds, we don’t recycle here. The last place I lived was about the same way.
Living in residence (where I’ll be again next year) or at home, I always recycle. Rez has bins for paper and bottles to go into. At home we seperate our garbage into bags–regular recyclables in one blue bag, drink containers into another (the local baseball league has an on-going bottle drive to raise money, so ours generally go there), regular garbage into the green bag. There’s also a provincial composting program, so food waste goes into the green bin* and is also picked up each week. Regular garbage only gets picked up every two weeks at home, we’ll have two, maybe three bags at that point. There’s a cap on how many regular garbage bags you can put out at once, though I think it varies from area to area–I’ve heard that here it’s something like 6 bags a time, and it’s picked up every week.
It has definately become second-nature at this point. It took me a little while at my last place to get used to not seperating the trash. I remember being a bit apprehensive when it first came out, but really it takes hardly any more time and quickly becomes habit**.
*provided for free by the province, with a mini-bin for inside the house which then gets dumped into the big one for curbside pick-up. Some people have opted for paper bags instead of using the smaller bin though, or buy cardboard bin liners, as it’s less mess to deal with.
**except at McDonald’s. The ones at home just have garbage bins, but the ones here have seperate ones for compost and garbage. I don’t eat there often enough to have gotten used to that yet, so it always surprises me to see it.