Trash is ubiquitous in Bangalore, indeed in any Indian city. That which has made possible the reproduction of everyday life, once consumed or used becomes detritus of no particular utility to those whom it had previously sustained. Vegetable peel, tea leaves, dust, non-recyclable plastic, bulbs, used sanitary napkins: these are among what one might encounter if one peers into the three-foot-high concrete cylinders placed on every street corner for the deposit of waste.