Toronto launches new app to help residents manage garbage and recycling

Sep 24 2018, 4:46 pm

Toronto residents never have to worry about missing their garbage or recycling dates again, thanks to a newly launched waste app from the City of Toronto.

The TOwaste app gives residents access to collection schedules, the Waste Wizard search tool and information about where to find Drop-off Depots and donation centres from their smartphone or tablet.

“The TOwaste app features the waste information people search for most on the city’s website and will equip residents with another tool to help them properly sort and dispose of waste and find out where they can donate and buy used items,” said Mayor John Tory.

“It also demonstrates the city’s commitment to technological innovation and to providing the public with the information they need in quick and easily accessible formats.”

With the easy-to-use app, residents can quickly search the Waste Wizard while on the go for information on how to properly dispose of more than 2,000 items.

TOwaste App

The new app also makes it quick and easy to find the nearest location to donate or buy used items and drop off items such as hazardous waste.

TOwaste App

In addition to providing collection schedules for residents with day-time curbside pickup, the free app also allows residents to set reminders for their collection days and sign up for alerts about service disruptions.

TOwaste app

“The TOwaste app was recommended as part of the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy to support the city’s reuse and diversion goals. The app is designed to make it as easy as possible for residents and visitors to participate in the city’s waste diversion programs,” said the Councillor for Ward 25 Don Valley West, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

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