Residents of Mid Ulster can now ‘binovate’ with a free app launched by Mid Ulster District Council for recycling and bin information.
Available free on smart phones and tablets, the new app provides clarity on how to treat thousands of items of household waste, with information on everything from what can go into blue, brown and black bins to a handy bin collection day reminder service which residents can set up to suit their own collection schedule.
Using the latest App technology, residents can also get GPS directions to their nearest recycling centre, find opening times, including any changes, with all information tailored to the Mid Ulster region.
Launching the ‘Bin-Ovation’ app, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, said:
“This brings key recycling and bin collection information direct to your phone or tablet, making it literally available at your fingertips. It’s a great addition to the ways in which we communicate with our residents and I’m looking forward to seeing a positive response to the development.”
Emphasising that the app will evolve and also has the capacity to provide real-time information, Councillor Christine McFlynn, Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, said:
“Changes to bin collections, whether as a result of holidays or poor weather in the winter, updates on recycling, news and events can all be communicated through the app, which makes it an invaluable tool for keeping waste and recycling issues to the fore. I would encourage everyone to download it to their smartphones or tablets today”.
Bin-Ovation creator, Michael Brady, said:
“We believe the Bin-Ovation App will massively improve Reduce/Re-use/Recycle levels in councils and allow them to communicate with the house holder more cost effectively, quickly and without having to print materials to inform the rate payer of new updates”.
The Bin-Ovation App for Mid Ulster is free to download for all Apple and Android platforms from the App Store or Play Store. For more information click here.