I really should save the stuff they pay for, but I just go ahead and put everything into the bins to recycle instead of saving it at home until it is enough to pay me something. I guess I value the clean garage more. I suppose I could make some sort of goal involving that couldn't I?
I only keep the cans. Everything else goes in the recycling bin. That's the way my mom did it-- she'd even let us keep the can money -- and I'm an avid recycler of everything today. I figure this is how I will teach my little ones to recycle. Plus, my toddler loves going to the recycling center. There's are always cool trucks and machinery.