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New Westminster launches 'my-waste' app

A waste app for smartphone and tablet users has been put together for New Westminster residents.

The city’s ‘my-waste’ app allows mobile device users to have details on garbage and recycling at their fingertips. It will provide collection schedules as well as customized neighbourhood reminders that can be sent weekly, or just when the collection days changes because of holidays or special events.

There’s also a search function that lets residents quickly find information about what to do with any unusual items as well as tips for reducing and recycling waste in apartment and condo buildings. Residents can also report problems such as missed collections and illegal dumping.

“This is a great way for us to connect with residents and share the latest information about our city’s residential collection program,” said Kristian Davis, the city’s solid waste and recycling supervisor, in a press release. “We want to make recycling and yard and food scrap collection as easy as possible. We hope this app will do just that.”

The iPhone/iPad or Android app can be downloaded by going to www.my-waste.mobi/BC-NewWestminster. A link can also be found at the city’s website www.newwestcity.ca. A Blackberry version is expected in early 2013.

 

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