Do we need an app for bin day?
DO YOU forget which day is bin day and madly scramble to put the bin out when you hear the garbage truck pull into the street?
Ipswich City Council is helping its residents by launching the Bin App, set up by Ipswich Waste Services to give residents quick and easy access to the information they need for bin night.
Bundaberg Regional Council waste and recycling spokesman Vince Habermann said while Bundaberg Regional Council was not currently considering a similar phone app, Bundaberg already had a strong and interactive focus with the community regarding its messaging for waste and recycling.
He said several initiatives were already in place to assist residents access information regarding collection days for waste and recycling bins.
These include online information via the council’s website at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au where a timetable of collection days is available to be downloaded and printed.
A limited quantity of pre-printed collection day calendars is available on request by contacting 1300 883 699.
Cr Habermann said most residents were aware of the weekly collection day for waste and the fortnightly date for recycling.
“However, we do understand that new residents may not be aware of the collection dates, and a phone call to council on 1300 883 699 will enable the information to be provided. Alternatively, call into any Council Service Centre where staff can assist.”
The NewsMail’s Facebook followers had mixed feelings on whether a bin app was necessary.
Ann Fisher Reid said that folk complained about what was termed the nanny society.
“Is there nothing we can do on our own these days?” she asked.
“Where is the sense of self-responsibility?”
But Ros Matthews said although she remembered each week, she could see the merit in the app.
“Very useful for those new to the area or who don’t remember,” Ms Matthews said.