New app to remind locals of bin night

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Forgetting to take your garbage bins out is now a thing of the past thanks to a new smartphone app developed by Penrith City Council.

The free Penrith Waste Champion app will tell you what bins you need to take out in your street and when, all at the touch of a button.

You simply enter your address into the app, accept push notifications, and it shows a colour-coded calendar of when your bins will be picked up.

Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown, said the new app will help residents find out all they need to know about bins and waste services in the Penrith Local Government Area.

“It’s something pretty new that we’ve developed so that residents know when rubbish pick up is,” she said.

“It’s a handy little interactive app people can put on their phone for free, and if they want to sign up we can send them reminders about waste.”

The app will provide information about upcoming events like the Chemical CleanOut Event or E-Waste drop off day, and reminders about extra bin collections at Christmas and New Years.

“The app is especially handy around Christmas time when Council provides all those extra services, and then it changes back afterward,” Cr McKeown said.

The app is available on both Apple and Android devices by searching for ‘Penrith Waste Champion’.

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