San Diego — The city of San Diego is considering mandatory recycling, according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune. "Talk of mandatory recycling comes as the city is still struggling to meet the state’s requirement that all municipalities recycle 50 percent of their trash," the paper says. "San Diego said it recycled slightly more than 44 percent last year. The city was supposed to have reached the 50 percent mark by 2000. The state has given San Diego extra time, until the end of this year, to bring up its recycling rate."