Recycling better than reported

Nashua’s citywide recycling rate is a lot better than was reported last week because state figures forgot to include almost 7,000 tons of compost.

Including these composted leaves, grass and other “soft waste” almost doubles the city’s household recycling rate.

It is now officially 25 percent, rather than the 14 percent figure reported last week, according to updated information from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

This is the same recycling percentage as Manchester.

Comparing recycling rates among communities is more difficult than it seems, because towns and cities have different methods of weighing material that is collected and recycled.