Yay, for them

San Francisco held the nation’s highest recycling rate, 72 percent, in 2007, the latest figures available. According to the city, a construction and demolition debris recycling ordinance passed in 2006 helped them reach that figure. However, San Francisco has a goal of 75 percent landfill diversion by 2010.

Washoe County’s recycling rate in 2007 was 25 percent. Carson City’s was 40.3 percent.