Town activates mobile App for household garbage and recycling program
Set up regular reminders for recycling, garbage, special waste collection and more, with my-waste™.
If you are one of the more than 14 million Canadians with an Internet-enabled smartphone or a tablet, you can now access information about the Town of Stony Plain’s Wipe Out Waste program – its household garbage, organics, Blue Bag Recycling and special waste collection details – right at your fingertips – any time you want.
Launched on June 27, 2012, my-waste™ is a user-friendly app that enables mobile device users to download and access the same information about garbage and recycling that is posted on the Wipe Out Waste and Town website and published in literature distributed to citizens. '
With my-waste™, residents no longer need to hunt for printed information or sit in front of their computers to access this information.
“It is important that we embrace modern technology to give citizens more ways to connect,” says William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain. “This new initiative is just one more tool we can use to help residents stay informed. The my-waste™ App should help lead to increased recycling rates.”
With a collection schedule customized for zones, my-waste™ helps citizens never again lose track of their garbage and recycling collection days. Users can choose to receive notifications in advance of their collection days or only when their collection day changes, due to a holiday. The easy-to-set-up app includes details about proper recycling/disposal procedures for most materials; acceptable/unacceptable items; zone maps; location and hours of operation of the Rotary Recycling Centre; answers to Frequently Asked Questions; special events; garbage and recycling tips; and much more.
Residents can download the my-waste™ app from the Apple iTunes Store and the Android Marketplace, or from wipeoutwaste.ca and stonyplain.com. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones, and a version for the Blackberry Torch is set to launch later this year.
Sales of smartphones and tablets are growing exponentially. Deloitte Canada Research projects that these gadgets will comprise of half the sales of computing devices in Canada this year.
The Town added the my-waste™ app to its communication outreach activities; however, citizens who prefer to use traditional promotion and education materials can still access information through print materials, local media, Social Media and the Town’s websites.
Wipe Out Waste, the Town’s new garbage and recycling program, launched Apr. 17. Complete information is available at wipeoutwaste.ca.