New app to help you remember what bin day it is

WHO hasn't raced down the driveway with the bin only to find that you're too late - Or you've put out the wrong bin?

We've all been there.

Hoping to change that, Byron Shire Council have brought out a new waste and recycling app, Recycle Coach.

Special features include a personalised bin collection calendar, custom pick-up reminders, an extensive a-z recycling guide, plus tips for reducing waste and better recycling.

Recycle Coach can be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone or Google play for Android, and select Byron Shire as the location.

Your phone will then send you a reminder for bin day, complete with which bin you should put out.

Want find out more about recycling an item in Byron Shire? Ask the Recycle Coach.

Simply enter your item and the app will let you know which bin to put it in, or where to take it for recycling or disposal.

Don't have a smart phone? No problem.

You can also access this information online on Council's Waste and Recycling web page at

Byron Shire Council mayor, Simon Richardson, said it's a great tool that contains important information, tailored specifically to neighbourhoods, about kerbside waste and recycling services.

"This is a great platform, and a new way for us to connect directly with the community about our resource recovery programs and services," Cr Richardson said.

"It allows us to send educational messages and event notices directly to people who have the app.

"We are also able to update the information anytime, so it will always be current."

Council will continue provide information on the website, and printed materials such as bin collection calendars and a-z recycling guides will still be available for residents who prefer traditional educational materials.

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