I hardly ever use cling film.
We have a big wheelie bin for nonrecyclable, boxes for mixed glass, plastic and tin, and for paper (but not collected the same week, so the same boxes
) a food waste bin and a garden wheelie bin (smaller than non recyclable - would be better if other way round) which we pay for. Everything is collected every other week, alternating paper and glass/plastic/metal.
I need at least two boxes for the paper. Was very disgruntled when it went to an every other week collection. We have not really come up with a satisfactory place to keep stuff before bin day. There is a bag for paper in the kitchen, one upstairs and a basket in the sitting room. There's a bag for bottles etc in the lean to. Why so much paper? I really don’t know. We get a newspaper once a week, but all of the non-glossy bits of it are used to line the cat litter box.
In France all the recyclable stuff goes to the decheterie (but not metal.) We used to be able to take non recyclable stuff there, or drop off in a big bin down the road. Now they have a collection, which is most inconvenient for us if we are not there for a week. We can’t very well leave a plastic bag of rubbish at the bottom of the lane where they collect it if there’s no collection for some days. We are not allowed to leave it at the decheterie anymore. But... we can cross into Orne and leave it at a decheterie there. For now, that is.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Albert Camus