Local recycling rates

NEW RULES — Workers from Bliss Environmental Services collect garbage on Expense Street. A grace period for the city’s revised garbage rules have ended and violators will be charged, city officials said. The rules are designed to get residents to recycle more and throw away less. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)

When it comes to recycling, Rome is trailing several local communities.

Here are the 2012 recycling rates:

¿ Village of New York Mills — 26.36 percent using a pay-as-you-throw bag system.

¿ Village of Yorkville — 25.46 percent using a pay-as-you-throw bag system.

¿ Town of Floyd — 21.51 percent.

¿ Village of New Hartford — 19.66 percent.

¿ City of Rome — 17.74 percent.

(Statistics provided by the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority.)