Recycling technology sure has come a long way, and it looks like San Francisco's Recology might be leading the charge.

After noticing the forlorn Mr. Potato Head pictured on the "Recyclable" label of our recycling cart the other day, we discovered that all plastic toys are in fact recyclable, as long as they don't have any electronic parts. (Of course, it's always better to donate the toy if it's still in good condition.)

And who knew Recology also accepts empty/dry paint cans, as well as flower pots and non-metallic wrapping paper?

Long gone are the days of removing bottle caps (leave them on) and making sure certain numbers of plastics are acceptable (compostable plastic isn't recyclable though).