Thumbs up to the early success of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' residential recycling credit program. David Leathers, BPU general manager, recently told City Council members that weekly recycling rates are between 60 and 65 percent, an increase of 25 to 30 percent compared to recycling rates before the program began. Leathers also said 80 percent of BPU customers are receiving the monthly credit. Recycling is important for the environment and in keeping BPU rates steady. It's good to see the first several months of the rebate program have resulted in more recycling in Jamestown.