I am happy to announce that the City of Ottawa’s Service Innovation and Performance Department has now launched a ReCollect Collection Calendar app. The online ReCollect calendar has been in use since September 2012 and provides residents with a reminder of their collection day and the type of material scheduled for collection.
The new mobile app is now available free of charge through Apple and Android stores. By downloading the collection calendar app, residents will be able to receive notifications about their collection and quickly reference their collection calendar on their Apple and Android devices.
ReCollect apps are used by over 100 municipalities across North America. Each of these mobile apps is unique to the municipality (name, artwork, content, etc.), and has been very well received by residents. In addition to weekly calendar reminders, customized waste diversion messages can also be incorporated into the app.
In addition to the ReCollect app residents can access the ReCollect calendar on Ottawa.ca. They can download and print the collection calendar, upload it to personal calendars or sign up for email, telephone or Twitter notifications. Since September 2012, the online ReCollect calendar has reached 68,000 active users.
I highly encourage all residents with smartphones to consider downloading this useful tool and never miss an update on waste and recycling collection!