If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download a Culver City app that puts garbage, recycling, special waste collection details and more at your fingertips, anytime you want them.
Culver City is pleased to announce the launch of a mobile web app that contains all of the information people need to know, tailored specifically to their neighborhood and address about waste, recycling and organics services.
The mobile web app, developed by Recycle Coach, provides residents with a full range of information that is normally on the website or in the collection schedule that Culver City distributes. But now residents don’t have to go hunting for the printed schedule or sitting in front of their computers. Instead, by downloading Recycle Coach™, Culver City residents can check details for regular and special collections and events for household hazardous waste or e-waste days, and more.
Special features of the Culver City Recycle Coach™ mobile and web app include a search function that lets residents quickly find information about what to do with a regular or out-of-the-ordinary item, plus there are tips for reducing and recycling waste in apartment and condo buildings.
The Culver City Recycle Coach™ mobile and web app also includes a special “Report-a-Problem” function that allows residents to report non-emergency municipal problems like missed collections, illegal dumping, overflowing public garbage or recycling bins, potholes, burned out traffic or street lights and more. The Report-a-Problem feature connects the user to ACCESS Culver City. It uses the smartphone’s GPS positioning system and built in camera. All they have to do is select the Report-a-Problem function, take a picture and the problem is automatically emailed to us.
Once residents have downloaded the app, they can set it up to give them regular reminders for any of the collection programs. For example, they can set a reminder for the day that recycling is collected or they can set up alerts just for household hazardous or electronic waste collection days.
This is a new way for us to connect with residents about Culver City resource recovery and waste diversion programs. We’ll be able to update the information on the mobile and web app as necessary during the year, so it will always be current. Residents will never forget a collection day and that should lead to increased recycling diversion rates. Everybody wins.
Culver City is adding the Recycle Coach™ mobile and web app to its communication outreach activities. It will continue to distribute printed materials and have information on the website for residents who prefer traditional methods to find promotional and educational materials.
The Recycle Coach™ app is free to download and it is available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.