New recycling app tells residents what goes where

Monday, July 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality has released a new mobile and web-based application to help residents properly source separate their waste, in anticipation of the switch to clear garbage bags and other changes at the curb in effect August 1.

The new Halifax Recycles app is a handy resource to help residents keep track of solid waste collection schedules, and to help determine what goes where for garbage, recycling and organic materials.

Simply enter a type of material and the app will tell you if it goes in the clear garbage bag, blue bag, paper recycling or green cart.

The app features a calendar that highlights special events, such as mobile special waste depots and weekly summer green cart collection currently underway, as well as alternate holiday collection dates. A notification feature is also included that will remind you the night before your collection day and identify if it is garbage or green cart week in your area. Remember, all waste must be curbside no later than 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Halifax Recycles is available for free to mobile phone users by downloading from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay (search ‘Halifax Recycles’), and a web-based version is located at

In addition to the new app, residents are encouraged to visit for information and frequently asked questions about the solid waste collection changes going into effect August 1. Additional questions may be directed to or by phoning 311.

Source: Release

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