The iRecycle app from Earth911 helps users find the closest recycling bin near them. iRecycle helps users find local recycling options for more than 350 materials. The recently updated app hosts a recycling guide that lets users identify the type of material they want to recycle, find local options and drill into recycler listings to check all the materials they accept, then map a route to the location from their home, office or current location. It is free and available on iOS and Android.
RecycleNation from Electronic Recyclers International is a recycling and green living-focused website and app that helps identify what can and cannot be recycled. It features a comprehensive recycling location database, giving the user the ability to easily assemble a recycling to-do list. The database is location based and aims to make recycling needs as easy as possible. It is regularly updated with how-to directives aimed at increasing recycling awareness.
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Recycle Coach helps city governments leverage new technology to improve recycling education and communications. The app gives residents access to educational and recycling information for their local programs. This includes calendars of collection days, holiday schedules and upcoming recycling events. It also provides push notification reminders of these events that are customizable. For those who download the app, their waste and recycling program becomes accessible on every platform and every device.
OLIO connects residents and local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare homegrown vegetables, bread from the baker or groceries in the fridge. To make an item available, users need to open the app, add a photo, description and when and where the item is available for pickup. For accessing items, users can browse the listings available near them, make a request and arrange a pickup via private messaging.
ReCollect’s custom-branded mobile app is a communication tool for haulers and recyclers. It allows them to deliver the information in real time. Users can notify their audiences about updates to collection schedules, show them where or how to properly dispose of or recycle any material in their materials list or how to request special collections. They also can make changes to proper recycling or disposal instructions or update delays in collection schedules due to weather through the app.