At least it makes a huge difference in how full our trash can is every week. This last week, we generated enough trash to almost fill 20% of our can vs. 80% before the city distributed recycling cans.
The recycling can (which is unfortunately a bit smaller) was completely full. Part of the reason is that the recycled stuff is bulkier, milk and juice jugs and boxes take up a lot of room in the can. We may have to start taking more care to break down boxes.