Our city recently began recycling, and so I jumped on the bandwagon because hey, I care. One small thing that annoys me is picking the staples out of the unsolicited mini-magazines when I don't have a staple remover. However, I have solved this dilemma by ripping the magazines in half along the creases so that the staples fall right off.
A word of caution—make sure you don't accidentally rip in half or throw away something extremely important:
I really don't know how we have lived without resin statues of dwarves dressed as scouts up to this point.