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An app that shows garbage pick-up days given your address.

Garbage pickup could be any day of the week and time from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM on your collection day. But if you are new to the area, or a visitor, you could miss the service and have bags of garbage sitting around until the next week, or longer. An app could help you avoid this stinky situation.

Sue Gemmell :: March 15, 2010 - 1:29pm

This would be very helpful. Many people have this question - new and long-term residents of the region.

lokkju :: March 17, 2010 - 11:26pm

What I don't see is any dataset (or easy way of finding the information) about when a given garbage hauler provides service.

SolaBlue :: March 21, 2010 - 12:58am

An app or website like this would be very useful. CivicApps could contact the trash and recycling companies in the Portland area and see if their schedule datasets could be added. The city I'm from in Japan has something like this and it is very popular. A map shows city trash pickup services. Enter your address and it will show a calendar with the next trash pickup days for your address. Yellow icons indicate cans and glass pickup. Purple indicates plastic pickup. Blue indicates paper pickup.

pholmstr :: March 23, 2010 - 8:27am

We are actually looking at adding this feature to PortlandMaps, a new dataset needs to be created to support it though. When the dataset and/or app are available, I will post them here.