Yonkers Launces New ‘Recycle Coach’ App

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The City of Yonkers has launched the
“Recycle Coach” mobile app to assist Yonkers residents reduce their household
waste, recycle easier, and receive instant updates on their personal garbage
pick-up schedules. The partnership between the Yonkers Department of
Information Technology and Recycle Coach offers the app free of charge for
residents who choose to participate.

“Yonkers is excited to join the ‘Recycle
Coach’ network, which will transform how we communicate local garbage and
recycling information to our residents,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Like other
major cities, I feel our residents will benefit greatly from this technology
and I thank the Yonkers Department of Information Technology for all of their
hard work on this project.”

Residents can access “Recycle Coach” free
of charge from mobile devices, or through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa
and Google Home. The platform makes it easy for residents to receive local
garbage disposal information for thousands of household items when they need
it.

“This technology is a great way for
Yonkers residents to stay organized with their garbage and recycling collection
schedule, event calendars and receive pick-up reminders,” said Bob Cacace, commissioner
of Yonkers’ Department of Information Technology.

The “Recycle Coach” platform also includes
engagement and educational tools to help people manage and correctly dispose of
their waste.

“For Yonkers, this will translate into
higher recycling rates, less contamination in our recycling streams, and
building upon our reputation as the leading Green City in Westchester County,”
said Tom Meier, commissioner of the Yonkers Public Works Department.

Residents who are interested can download
the Recycle Coach app for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play. For more
information on the Yonkers Recycling Guide and on Recycle Coach, visit
www.YonkersNY.gov.

Recycle Coach empowers municipalities with
tools that connect residents to local waste and recycling information when they
need it. Trusted by more than 3,000 municipalities across the U.S., Canada,
Australia and New Zealand, Recycle Coach was founded in 2001 with a simple goal
in mind: to make recycling easy for everyone. To learn more, visit www.RecycleCoach.com.



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