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September 14, 2012

New tool will send you reminders about garbage day via Twitter, email, phone

Delivery crew load green bins into trailers back in September 2009.
Photo from the City of Ottawa.

The City of Ottawa has launched an incredibly useful tool that will remind you when to put out your garbage, recycling and compost.  You can sign up here and get a notification via email, Twitter or a phone call reminder. You pick the date and time you want that "heads up" to come.

This is a great tool if you're one of those people who doesn't remember it's garbage day until the trucks roll by first thing in the morning.  You'll never miss a garbage day or mix up your black and blue boxes again.

The tool was created by Recollect, a company "born out of the Open Data movement in Vancouver.

The launch of the new service comes just a few weeks in advance of a major change in garbage collection.  Starting October 29, garbage will be collected every two weeks.  And garbage day may change for some residents.

See also: Ottawa Garbage & Recycling Guide
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