So I got another tip from the Brooklyn Green Team's Blog. They posted an entry last month about the "CAN IT FOR A GREENER PLANET!" stickers on trash cans at subway stops in NYC. Turns out, the stickers are true. The Brooklyn Green Team referenced MTA spokesperson Deirdre Parker: "A contractor retrieves the trash after it's taken to various collection points and the plastic, cardboard, paper and glass are pulled out. A fifty cent credit goes to the MTA and last year 63% of the waste collected from the MTA was recycled."
So use those garbage cans!
Thanks again, Brooklyn Green Team!