Campbelltown City Council has launched its My Waste Bin app, allowing locals to track bin collection days, book kerbside clean ups and check what waste goes in which bin.
The Council is hoping the app will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for all waste information, that is easily accessible for residents and will enable people to set bin reminders and receive real-time updates of any service changes or delays.
“By digitising our waste information, we’re able to provide residents with a range of new features to improve our service such as tailored information for each individual property and real-time service updates,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“The app will make it easier for residents to book services and will notify users of the app of upcoming waste events planned by our waste team.”
Mayor Brticevic said that as the Council strives to improve resource recovery across the community, they wanted to provide the community with access to a tool that made it easier for residents to know what should and shouldn’t go in particular bins.
The app is part of the Council’s switch to digital waste information and commitment to sustainability, which will see the phasing out of traditional hard copy waste collection calendars from 2021.
“With landfill capacity across the Sydney Metropolitan Area continuing to decline along with our finite natural resources, recycling and resource recovery has never been more important,” Mayor Brticevic said.
For locals who prefer the hard copy calendar, they can be downloaded from Council’s website and printed. Additional assistance will also be provided for those residents who don’t have access to smart technology.