Not that there’s a direct correlation between those two. Rather it’s the tanking economy that leads to less expensive (used) gas tanks and their contents.
Recycling, it appears, may be yet another victim of the economic downturn. As demand for new goods drops, so does the demand for the recycled products that those new goods are replacing, as well as the packaging that they came in.
This New York Times Article details the problem; the bottom line is that municipalities are back to paying for their recycling programs.
Don’t let this bad news discourage you and your association from actively recycling, however. Low gas and trash prices should not distract anyone from the need to reduce consumption and increase conservation.