Recycling would involve you reusing your waste in a creative way. There are recycling dumps but we have to be sure that the items dumped are used judiciously.
Repairing as much as you can though these days manufacturers, in the main, don’t produce goods with longevity in mind. In certain countries like India, we still have local ‘fixers’ for many things from clothing to machinery. In westernised nations, it seems that this trend is fast dying out and it costs more to mend than buy again. All part of the use n throw culture. Perhaps we can think of the sustainability of the product before buying anything.
Even if you do have to use n throw, maybe you can convert the item into a usable item which is precisely where the new trend of upcycling comes in.