First, the bin went downstairs, but not into the bin outdoors for disposal.
Then, upon request, she returned downstairs and emptied the little bin into the outdoors bin.
This did not solve the problem of the downstairs recycling, nor did the second, or even the third request.
While all this was going on, I decided that we should do a sweeparound and collect all of the assorted dirt, dog hair, and debris from the floor for disposal, since we were not having any luck getting the last of the recycling out.
It was somewhere around the fourth request when the recycling was removed from the downstairs and deposited in the outdoor bin. Satisfied, I rolled that bin to the curb.
We are working on developing new habits...