Since so many of us are describing what our local council is doing, here's a report for (parts of) Halton Borough (Runcorn & Widnes)
Black wheely bin for landfill Green wheely bin (garden waste) collected fortnightly between spring and autumn. Blue small wheelybin for paper, card, metal, glass, plastic collected fornightly.
Low-cost compost bins available online (we have 2)
Nett result is that we usually have about 1 carrier bag full of waste to go in the landfill per week, with everything else being composted or sent for recycling.