City council admits it's all about waste
If you are one of the growing number of people who has a smartphone or tablet, you can download a City of Castlegar App that puts garbage, recycling, special waste collection details and much more at your fingertips, anytime you want them.
“The City of Castlegar is pleased to announce that we’ve just launched a mobile App that contains all of the information people need to know, tailored specifically to their neighbourhoods, about our residential garbage and recycling services,” said city councillor Kevin Chernoff.
Called ‘my-waste’™, the app lets mobile device users download the full range of information that is normally on the website or in the collection schedule that Castlegar distributes. But now residents don’t have to go hunting for the printed schedule or be sitting in front of their computers. Instead, by downloading ‘my-waste’™, Castlegar residents can check details and set reminders for every collection type, find out exactly what to do with any item, access important local contacts and so much more.
Special features of the Castlegar ‘my-waste’™App include a “What Goes Where?” search function that lets residents quickly find information about what to do with a regular or out-of-the-ordinary item. This includes the location, hours of operation, fees and accepted items for landfills and other drop-off locations. Apartment and condo residents can also access information about the programs that matter to them, plus tips on reducing and reusing in their buildings.
Finally, the app allows residents to inform the city of any issues -potholes, burnt-out street lights, faded crosswalks and more – you can even upload photos, all from your smart phone.