If, like me, you can’t even remember (for a million dollars?) which freaking bin went to the curb last week, then the evening prior to collection day is a standoff – waiting to see which neighbour shoots first. If others have their blue bins out… it’s probably blue bin week, right?
Yet… I know the awful feeling of being startled awake by a roaring waste collection truck and realizing I completely failed to take out the compost, trash or recycling.
Great news, folks: It’s buried on ottawa.ca, but it turns out the City of Ottawa has a mobile phone app that will send you a reminder on the night before collection day in your neighbourhood – accounting for statutory holidays too.
Ottawa Collection Calendar was developed by ReCollect Systems Inc. using Open Data made available by the municipality. It’s earned a 5-star review from most users and a 4.7 average in the Google Play store. Not even Bathroom Scout or BusBuddy enjoy such a high level of popularity.