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Burnaby launches garbage and recycling collection app

Live in Burnaby and can never remember when to take out the garbage?

Now there's an app for that.

Burnaby city hall has launched its new free garbage collection and recycling app, "City of Burnaby—My Waste," which can provide collection schedules and reminders, and information on what materials are accepted and how they should be prepared.

The app is available for iPhone, iPad or Android devices, with a version for Blackberry users coming soon. It will augment information that will still be available on printed collection schedules and the city's website, www.burnaby.ca/garbageandrecycling.

The app is the result of input from residents after the city launched its new website last fall aimed at making it easier for citizens to interact with city hall, said Coun. Dan Johnston, chair of the city's finance and civic development and environment committees, in a press release.

"The site was created in response to requests from Burnaby citizens – and many told us they wanted easier access to waste collection and recycling information. This new app creates additional opportunities for citizens to gain easy access to this information."

Coun. Anne Kang, a member of the city's environment committee, said, “In addition to making it easier for smartphone users to access waste collection schedule information, this new app will also facilitate access to information about the City’s extensive recycling programs, helping to further reduce waste and divert recyclables and food scraps from the waste stream in Burnaby.”

To get the app, visit www.burnaby.ca/collectionapp, scan the QR code on any of the  “City of Burnaby - my waste” ads in the community, or get it from the Apple App Store or Android Market.

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