Waste has never bin so easy with a new smartphone app
Waste collection information is now just a screen tap away in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. The two district councils have launched a brand-new smartphone app, which is available free of charge for iPhone and Android phones right now.
The app is called Binzone – by simply tapping their postcode in and selecting their address, residents can find out which bin is being emptied this week, and what day it’s being emptied.
The app will also send users a notification if their waste collection day changes due to a bank holiday – very handy for keeping track of what day bins will be emptied over the Christmas period.
It will also let residents know if collections are disrupted by snow or icy conditions.
That’s not all though – residents can also use Binzone to look up what bin their rubbish goes in. Ever been confused as to what bin an empty aerosol can goes in? Not any more – residents can simply search for it in Binzone and find out. It’s the green recycling wheelie bin, by the way.
Councillor Charlotte Dickson, cabinet member for waste at the Vale of White Horse District Council, said, “The app is so easy to navigate and will save residents time by having all the information needed right at their fingertips, especially the changes to collection days around bank holidays.”
Councillor Tony Harbour, cabinet member for waste at South Oxfordshire District Council said, “If the weather worsens again this winter I think the Binzone app will come into its own by keeping our residents informed on what is happening to their collections. It is very handy to have the information in one place.”
Binzone is available to download free of charge on the iPhone Appstore and the Google Play Store.