From Green Right Now Reports

Waste & Recycling News has come out with its annual list rating the 30 most populous cities in the US and Canada on recycling rates.

And, ummm, Houston, we have a problem. The Texas metropolis, with a population of 2.1 million logged in at a recycling rate of just 25.5 percent.

By comparison, Toronto, with 2.5 million people, and Chicago, with 2.7 million people, recycle 47 percent and 46 percent, respectively, of their potential recyclable waste.

New York City, whose population of 8.2 million is greater than any other city in the survey, does slightly better, recycling 49 percent.

But save your applause for Los Angeles, a city of 3.8 million, which picks up after itself far better than most cities, managing a recycling rate of 65 percent.

That’s a sampling of the best and worst cities. There are many more on the list, which is available for download for $49. The pdf also contains a lot of other juicy information about trash, recycling and how cities manage their sanitation programs.