Are you happy with your trash, recycling and composting options?

The winner of the Green City award last year was San Jose, Calif.. They recycle 71 percent of their garbage and aim to be a zero waste city.

How does that compare with us here?

Overall, Minnesota is a recycling leader as a state with 41 percent of our garbage being recycled. But our biggest city lags behind with a feeble 17 percent rate that Minneapolis hopes to boost to 35 percent with a new, simpler recycling system.

How easy is it to recycle in your city, suburb or town? Do you wish you had more options? We’re talking about big trash at 11:20 a.m. today.

recycling.jpg (Waste bins separating recyclables, compost and trash are seen at the Summer X Games, July 28, 2011 outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck)

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host