PALMDALE – Officials from the city of Palmdale and Waste Management unveiled a free new smart phone app called “my-waste™” which will enable residents to receive alerts of trash/recycling collection days, notifications for street sweeping and a forum for general questions regarding street sweeping and trash/recycling services.
At a press conference Tuesday, Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford announced the new feature that is compatible with IPhones and Droids.
“The city of Palmdale is always looking for ways to provide better services for our residents,” Ledford said. “Recently, our staff worked out a partnership with Waste Management to handle the City’s street sweeping duties, doubling our efforts from once to twice a month. As an added bonus, Waste Management came up with a handy smart phone app – the first of its kind ever developed for a City – that allows residents to get reminders of their street sweeping and trash and recycling collecting days.”
“Waste Management is proud to have collaborated with the City of Palmdale to bring this special mobile application to its residents,” said Doug Corcoran, Director of Public Sector Solutions for Waste Management of Southern California. “We have been a part of this beautiful high desert community for over 40 years and every year we look forward to continuing to work closely with the City as we continue to bring quality environmental services solutions to our customers.”
Palmdale Administrative Analyst Ben Lucha and WM Contract Compliance Manager Julianne Haness provided a visual demonstration of how to download the app as well as a hands on explanation of its features in the new ‘my-waste’™ smart phone app.
The app also allows residents the option to receive reminders during times when there are changes to their schedule such as holidays, provides answers to frequently asked questions, offers a quick and easy way to figure out whether or not an item is recyclable, and allows the reporting of issues such as missed collections or street sweeping.
The “my-waste™” app is available free via the App Store on IPhone and Droid.
For more information, call 661-267-5115.
(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)