Author: Suzie Vance, EnviroPerks
Never Miss a Recycling Day Again!
If you’ve ever lost track of trash and recycling day or raced outside after hearing the truck leave, you’re in luck: Augusta/Richmond County residents can now access their pick up schedule online and sign up for a free customized reminder service called “ReCollect”. This new tool makes it easy for residents to access information about garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulk waste pick up days and service updates.
Available on the AugustaSolidWaste.com website, the ReCollect software can be used by just about anyone. It can be accessed on your smart phone, tablet, or computer. Simply by typing in their address, residents can view their collection day and select how they would like to receive a reminder. ReCollect allows residents to set up a reminder by email, text message, phone call to a cell or home phone, or smartphone app reminder. Next, residents can choose when they want to receive their collection reminder. For example, 6pm the day before collection day, or 7am the day of service. ReCollect allows residents to choose who they want to receive the reminders. They could choose the reminder to be sent to a son, daughter, or other family member’s phone to remind them to place the cart out for service!
ReCollect provides not only reminders but also has a printable schedule calendar and a Waste Wizard. Waste Wizard is a tool that provides information on how to properly recycle or dispose of waste using Environmental Services and facilities. The Waste Wizard will also provide guidance on how to handle hazardous waste, construction material, and other items beyond daily household trash.
Augusta is always looking for innovative ways to be more responsive to its residents’ needs. The new ReCollect service will provide residents with the ability to get information when, where, and how it is most convenient for them.
ReCollect reminders, along with a quick and easy way to view collection schedules, can be found on the AugustaSolidWaste.com website. Click on “Find My Day of Service” to get started. Links are also available to download the free ReCollect smartphone app from the App Store and Google Play.