I have to admit there is a lot to dislike about the New York subway aside from it’s safety at night which is excellent but it has a further good point on recycling.
In New York all the rubbish thrown away at stations is sorted for recycling; now while this isn’t a pleasant job it brings benefits. Rather than having to have several bins in one place and assume people don’t get confused they have one which is much simpler. It also helps to have that approach where it is only practicle to have one bin (e.g. in the bathroom). Many
Hostels have multiple bins which is difficult as sometimes you aren’t sure whether something is recyclable so stick it in the general rubbish bin (which can be hard to find) or put it in the wrong bin by mistake.