Mondays are the days for recycling in the centro storico of Ascoli Piceno, each part of town is designated a different day. Our rubbish is collected every day, along with organic items which we place in a small bin just outside the building door. Put it out at night and by morning when we head out for a caffé it is gone.
Italy seems to have a much more uniform system of recycling across the country as you will see similar bins all along the peninsula: yellow for paper, green for glass, white for cardboard, etc… The comune even provides us with special bags in which we can place our items for recycling: plastics, paper, tin and magazines.
By the time people start to flow into the piazze for la passeggiata the recycling will be gone from the rue and vie of Ascoli Piceno.