Innovative Recycling Apps Offer Education and Assistance

Waste360 highlights five recycling apps that aim to help people reduce their carbon footprints and the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Megan Greenwalt, Freelance writer

October 17, 2019

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The number of smartphone users in the U.S. is estimated to reach 265.9 million in 2019, according to This number has risen steadily over the last several years and forecasts estimate that it will continue to rise steadily into the future.

With the rise in mobile usage comes an increase in the number of applications available to smartphone users. From car services to food delivery, there seems to be an app for everything. Even in the waste and recycling world, there are many apps that perform various services like identifying recycling bins, educating on waste and recycling practices, informing any collection changes, among other things.

In this gallery, Waste360 highlights five innovative recycling apps that are educating and assisting people and the industry in reducing their carbon footprints and the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

About the Author(s)

Megan Greenwalt

Freelance writer, Waste360

Megan Greenwalt is a freelance writer based in Youngstown, Ohio, covering collection & transfer and technology for Waste360. She also is the marketing and communications advisor for a property preservation company in Valley View, Ohio, and a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Prior to her current roles, Greenwalt served as the associate editor of Waste & Recycling News for three years and as features editor for a local newspaper in Warren, Ohio, for more than five years. Greenwalt is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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