Never Miss Another Collection Day

A friendly email, voice mail, text or tweet will be music to many residents ears, as they say goodbye to the occasional sad sound of their garbage truck heading down the street on forgotten collection days.

Residents can now go online to sign up for email, voice mail, text or Twitter collection day reminders. Personalized collection schedules can be downloaded for printing and residents can also choose to have their collection schedules integrated into their online calendars like Outlook or Google calendar. All residents need to do is visit the online collection schedule, enter their street address and select their preferred way of being reminded.

The reminders will inform residents of their last garbage-only collection days in January and the first Kitchen Scraps and Garbage collection day in February and all future collection days for 2013.

A downloadable reminder app for iPhone and smartphone users will be available in February.The collection day reminders and the app are both part of the City's ongoing efforts to improve customer service and make it easier to access information and City services.

About the Kitchen Scraps and Garbage Program

Beginning in early February, kitchen scraps and garbage will be collected from backyards, every two weeks and the empty Green and Grey Bins will be left at the front of each property. Separating kitchen scraps will reduce waste going to the landfill by 30%.

To watch a video about the new Kitchen Scraps and Garbage program and to learn more visit: www.victoria.ca/greenbin.