I don't have or buy much stuff in the first place.
If I don't use it, I give it away to someone who can.
If I can't give it away, I donate it to the thrift store.
If I can't donate it, I recycle it.
If I can't recycle it, I try to burn it.
If I burn it, I take the ashes and put them in my garden area.
If I'm lucky and diligent, I get vegetables from the garden area.
The stuff that doesn't fit in the above process gets thrown away. I have a large curbside trash can (45 gallon, I think) that I take to the curb about twice a year.
"At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may in fact be the first steps of a journey." Violet Baudelaire.