Sydney council introduces recycling app

The app provides localised information to residents such as bin cycles, events and how to dispose more than 250 waste items.

Sydney’s Sutherland Shire Council has joined recycling smartphone app, RecycleSmart.

RecycleSmart, was designed with Planet Ark to help councils educate residents to recycle more conscientiously and work toward a zero waste community.

The app provides information to residents that is localised and specific to Sutherland Shire, such as bin cycles, waste events and how to correctly dispose more than 250 waste items.

It is also linked to Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website, which provides information about alternative drop-off locations for recycling a wide range of items including electronic waste, batteries, printer cartridges, whitegoods, furniture and much more.

Sutherland Shire Council Mayor Carmelo Pesce said the app will help residents determine which items can go in which bin and will even tell residents when their next collection day is.

“Sutherland Shire residents have told us that looking after the environment is a priority and we encourage our residents to download this free app to help stay up to date with recycling and waste collection,” Pesce said.

“This app is just one of the ways we can empower our residents with the information they need concerning recycling, to reduce unnecessary waste from ending up in landfill.”

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