Guest Host: Matthew Felling

Trash follows a winding path after you toss it down the compactor or drop on the street (gasp!). Ideally it ends up in a recycling center of landfill. Unfortunately, it often ends up in our waterways and on our highways. Kojo explores the science and politics of litter, and learns about a local “Trash Summit”.


  • Tracy Bowen Executive Director of the Alice Ferguson Foundation
  • Jeff Smithberger Director, Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Steven Stein Litter Analyst, R. W. Beck
  • Jack Macy Commercial Recycling Coordinator, Department of the Environment, City of San Francisco

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