On this installment of ST, we listen back to our conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, who joined us earlier this year to talk about his latest book, which was at that time just out in paperback: "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents a fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage.

Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic Fish" in 2007.


Carts for the new trash collection system in Tulsa are arriving and the first group will be delivered to neighborhoods beginning Monday. Gary Percefull is with NewSolutions, the company that will operate the trash pickup service.


Percefull says with thousands of carts to deliver citywide, it’s a big job that will take some time to complete.


Chairman Jim Hinds of NewSolutions agrees it’s going to take time to get carts to everyone in every neighborhood.


NeWSolutions Gears Up

Jul 7, 2012
City of Tulsa

Trash carts are arriving in Tulsa.

Why is that news?

It is the carts for Tulsa’s new trash service that is to begin on October first. The company, NeWSolutions, received about 5,000 of the large 96-Gallon carts on Friday. More carts are expected in the coming days. This is the first step in completing Tulsa’s trash transition from TRI to NeWSolutions.