The City of Revelstoke is now using the Recycle Coach app. (Creative Commons)

New Recycling app announced by City of Revelstoke

Recycle Coach will send reminders to your phone

The City of Revelstoke has announced a new piece of technology to help residents organize their waste.

The Recycle Coach app will offer information about the City’s waste management collections and programs. It’s a free app, available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

Mike Thomas, director of engineering and public works with the City of Revelstoke, said that the contract with the City’s previous provider, Recollect expired this month. Before re-entering a contract, staff looked at a few other options.

“Recycle Coach provides a similar feature set at a lower price point and the transition was fairly straight forward from the City’s perspective,” said Thomas.

Nearby communities like Salmon Arm are also using the app.

A one-time set-up process is required with the app to personalize the information you get to where you live.

According to a Nov. 20 press release, the app also integrates with SeeClickFix, the City’s online reporting tool, which has already been in use for a few years.

“The Recycle Coach app is a great way for residents to find out where items can be disposed or recycled and to be notified of special waste events,” said Thomas. “Using Recycle Coach and technology to communicate with residents about the services offered will help the community improve solid waste targets.”

According to the press release, “the app allows residents to:

  • Quickly find what you need to know about waste and recycling, including your personalized collection schedule.
  • Get helpful reminders the evening before waste and recycling pick-up.
  • Determine what kind of recycler you are.
  • Use the ‘what goes where’ to determine how to properly dispose of something or find out if a material can be reused, recycled or disposed.”

Thomas said that the two main features the City was looking for in an app were the calendar reminders and the ‘what goes where’ tool.

Recycle Coach can also be accessed on the City of Revelstoke website.


 

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