Cleanaway has given a $100,000 Waste Education Grant to City of Albany to help improve recycling rates and inform residents about waste services.
The majority of the money will go towards the launch of a web-based application for City of Albany residents, informing them about waste collection services and detailing what can and can’t be recycled through its kerbside recycling collections.
Residents will be able to use the app to remind them about their bin day, find their nearest tip site and check what materials are recyclable.
“The most frequently asked question of the City’s Customer Services Team is what bins are going out this week,” said Mike Richardson, City of Albany’s Manager – City Operations.
“The use of an app will allow the City to easily communicate this information to residents as well as push out greater real time and convenient waste reduction messages.
Cleanaway Regional Manager Damien Moss says the firm is working in partnership with the council to better engage with its residents through useful information about its waste service, as well as tips on how to improve recycling at home.
“We are proud to provide an essential service to the local community here in Albany,” Mr Moss said. “However, through innovations like this ‘app’, we are excited to help improve the sustainability of the community through better waste management and recycling practices.”
The funding forms part of Cleanaway’s commitment to the communities in which it operates and underpins its waste management contract with City of Albany.