Tell Them:  Tulsans DO Want Better Trash Service!
  • Petitioned Melanie Brinkman

This petition was delivered to:

TARE board city liaison
Melanie Brinkman
Jeff Mulder
District 9: Councilor
G.T. Bynum
District 4: Councilor
Maria Barnes
District 5: Councilor
Chris Trail
District 6: Councilor
Jim Mautino
District 7: Councilor
John Eagleton
District 1: Councilor
Jack Henderson
District 8: Councilor
Bill Christiansen
District 2: Councilor
Rick Westcott
District 3: Councilor
Roscoe Turner
Mayor's Action Center
Mayor Dewey Bartlett

Tell Them: Tulsans DO Want Better Trash Service!

    1. cole cunningham
    2. Petition by

      cole cunningham

      Tulsa, OK

The City of Tulsa, through the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE), has to award a new contract for refuse collection because the current contract is about to expire (after 32 years). In the process, they have developed proposed changes to the city’s trash service that represent significant improvements, such as:

  * Those with less trash will pay less

  * Greater ease in recycling for no added fee like we pay now

  * Reduction in the amount of trash our city disposes, which reduces trash going into the landfill and lowers our disposal fees

  * Reducing (through CNG vehicles) city air pollutants, which will help keep Tulsa off the federal “dirty air” list, thus avoiding job losses, higher costs, greatly increased regulation and higher gas pump prices

  * Reduce heavy truck wear and tear on our streets (which taxpayers have to pay to repair) through dramatically improved routes (the current route system is like spaghetti – all over the city!)

  * Cleaner streets on trash day with provided containers that have attached lids

They will still offer the special for-fee services they do today, such as backyard pick-up, etc., for those who want that.

However, a small number of extremely vocal opponents have whipped up a frenzy of misinformation and fear about these changes, causing some to question whether Tulsans want the above improvements.  Well, guess what!? WE DO!

Please sign the petition so that TARE, the Tulsa City Council and the Tulsa Mayor’s office know there ARE Tulsans who want better trash service and lots of us! If they don’t hear from us, they will assume the opinion of the more vocal stands for us all and that might put these improvements in jeopardy. Let them hear from you! 

If you are still not convinced, go to for more information about why this is important.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jennifer Greb TULSA, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      I want it to be easier to recycle for everyone, and I want Tulsa to be a cleaner, more progressive city!

      • almost 3 years ago

      I want to help America Move Forward & I love Tulsa it has always been home!

    • Kristen Taylor TULSA, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      I think Tulsa can do better - and I got really excited reading in my monthly water bill about the potential new (& improved) waste program Tulsa will soon implement!

      • almost 3 years ago

      The cart based system will be much cleaner. I hate driving home on windy days and running over my neighbor's pizza boxes! The council needs to approve the board's request to go in debt to purchase the carts. It will save the citizens over 35MM over the life of the contract, that equates to nearly $2/mo per household. I especially like seeing the low bidder as a locally owned private company and not some out-of-state mega corporation.

      • almost 3 years ago

      I support the new system, primarily because I want to see a small, private, local company be awarded the bid. Most importantly, this company was the LOW bidder!


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