We’ve been taught to recycle. Now let’s learn to recycle correctly. Enjoy the convenience of trash and recycling collection reminders delivered straight to your smartphone; instant search results to sort your recyclables from non-recyclables; and so much more – all tailored to where you live and work.
Government, businesses, and residents working together
The Recycle Coach app lets local governments, businesses, and individuals work together to preserve the local recycling program and the environment.
Depending on your municipality’s level of participation in the network, you can enjoy different features. As residents, businesses, and governments come together to advocate for local recycling, more features are unlocked.
Key app features to help you recycle correctly
Calendar and reminders
First, you have to know when it’s time to take out trash and recycling. The app’s calendar and reminder features make sure you’ll never miss collection day. Especially around holidays when collection schedules may change, the Recycle Coach app delivers reminders to your smartphone to keep you up-to-date.
The calendar will also keep you informed on special collections, events, and programs.
Material search and sorting guide
Forget the days when you had to browse through websites, documents, and brochures on what is recyclable and what is not. The “What Goes Where” search tool is a search engine that gives instant results so you can sort your waste confidently and correctly. These material searches might even surprise you about what you thought you knew when it comes to recycling.
Get directions, hours of operation, and contact information for local drop-off depots.
Instantly report missed collections, broken and lost bins, and more to your local government or official waste management service.
Advanced recycling education
Weekly polls and quizzes, blog posts, and fun activities that teach about proper waste disposal and the recycling process are available on the Recycle Coach app, too!
The Recycle Coach app equips every individual with the most efficient and most convenient way to stay informed when it comes to their trash and recycling management. With trash and recycling reminders straight to your smartphone; an instant search sorting guide; educational activities and more – the Recycle Coach app is sure to make trash and recycling collection days easy.
Improvement to the onboarding process
Ratings and Reviews
I like the fact that you get the notices for each pickup whether it is trash or recycling. My problem is with the actual companies who do these pickups make undisclosed changes without any notice and the changes are not related to weather conditions but another undisclosed issue with the route. I know that my route covers areas that have wealthier residents than regular middle class residents and that section always gets preference by the pickup company. Since the paper version of the pickups isn’t being sent to the home unless requested, this does help in knowing what exactly is being picked up. You usually get a notification the evening prior early enough to put it out for the next morning pickup.
The website and the application are a failure
I tried to message the website but it has an error message that prevents sending a message. So I am left to leave a poor review. Don’t use this application or service until they fix both their website and the application. You can’t control your notifications and you get all their notifications regardless of what you select. It’s not cool to offer these features but not have them working. I don’t want to receive phone calls but every week I deselect all but push notifications. Every week I receive a phone call at 7:00am Wednesday. For those of us that want phone calls to be from actual people and no calls as reminders/recorded calls. Why have the application if you can get annoying phone calls. I’m tempted to leave the service all together and message the City Manger and Mayor to find another service.
How do I manage the notifications for the service? I don’t want phone calls. I only want push notifications and texts. I have tried to unsubscribe from phone calls but the system fails and I keep getting calls and no texts. I will be happy to use the app and recommend it if I could actually use the tools and the tools actually work. It’s hard to rate this app positively with basic failures like this.
Please fix your notifications and contact us links.
Not ready for prime-time
Tried to “report a problem” through the app’s interface but it won’t accept the form.
One problem is that there is conflicting information on which plastics are and aren’t recyclable. The lookup tool says only types 1&2, but the drop down on what is recyclable says types 1-7 are recyclable. Big difference! Most of the plastic I discard of is type 5. Is this recyclable or not? Am I contaminating the batches?
A second problem is with the app itself. On most of the interfaces, on my iPhone, I am unable to scroll to the bottom of the screen to get to the “submit” button. I’ve found workarounds, but it doesn’t work out of the box. Also, once you’re in the lookup tool, there’s no way to get back to the main page. You must close the app and reopen it.
Two stars earned for effort. Three stars lost for lack of coherent information and clunky design.
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