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To recycle, or not to recycle? That is the question!

City of Toronto Media Relations issued the following news release today, announcing a brand new TOwaste app to assist residents with proper waste sorting and disposal.

Toronto residents can now access collection schedules, the Waste Wizard search tool and information about where to find Drop-off Depots and donation centres from their smartphone or tablet with a new City of Toronto app called TOwaste.

“The TOwaste app features the waste information people search for most on the City’s website and will equip residents with another tool to help them properly sort and dispose of waste and find out where they can donate and buy used items,” said the Mayor of Toronto. “It also demonstrates the City’s commitment to technological innovation and to providing the public with the information they need in quick and easily accessible formats.”

With the easy-to-use app, residents can quickly search the Waste Wizard while on the go for information on how to properly dispose of more than 2,000 items. The new app also makes it quick and easy to find the nearest location to donate or buy used items or drop off items such as hazardous waste.

In addition to providing collection schedules for residents with day-time curbside pickup, the free app will also allow residents to set reminders for their collection days and sign up for alerts about service disruptions.

“The TOwaste app was recommended as part of the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy to support the City’s reuse and diversion goals. The app is designed to make it as easy as possible for residents and visitors to participate in the City’s waste diversion programs,” said the Councillor for Ward 25 Don Valley West, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

More information on the app and how to download it is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wasteapp.

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