Dividing rubbish for recycling became compulsory in Rome on 8 June. Anyone caught not putting rubbish into the correct container risks being fined from 50 to 619 and anyone found dumping rubbish on the street can be fined up to 300. Bottles and cans should be washed before they are thrown away. But how many rubbish trucks that collect from the centre of Rome are equipped for the selective division of garbage?

AMA, the city refuse-collection company, has set up a free phone line for queries. Tel.800 867035.