Everyone should recycle. It's the law and there is no itemized charge for recycling. If you don't recycle, you should pay more. Waste Management is able to sell recyclable materials whereas they need to pay to dump garbage in a landfill. Paying to dispose of materials that could be recycled and sold makes no sense. Furthermore, if you don't recycle, you will likely find your container inadequate and have to pay additional for garbage tags.