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City Launches Recycle Coach

Free app designed to help residents reduce their household waste & recycle right with up-to-the-minute information.
Post Date:09/24/2019 2:55 PM

The City wants to help its residents reduce their household waste & become better recyclers. Today it launched the free Recycle Coach platform, an online tool designed to provide up-to-the-minute information and help residents Recycle Right.

“We were looking for a tool to help our residents make smarter recycling decisions, and we think the Recycle Coach fits the bill nicely,” said Michael Johnson, Director of the City’s Public Works Department. “We encourage our residents to sign up for the notifications and take advantage of Recycle Coach’s many tools to increase recycling rates and prevent non-recyclable materials from contaminating the recycling stream.”

With Recycle Coach, residents can:

  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection & events calendars
  • Receive collection reminders & real-time updates on service disruptions
  • Become recycling experts with a comprehensive "What Goes Where?" search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common & uncommon items
  • Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for helpful recycling tips & tricks

Recycle Coach is accessible from desktop computers, mobile devices, and through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa & Google Home. The app is available free at the iTunes Store & Google Play. Notifications are also available without the app via the recycling service pages.

The City’s recycling & loose leaf collection services are available to City residents who live in single family homes & townhouses. Recycling for businesses and residents who live in apartments & condominiums is guided by Montgomery County regulations. While the Recycle Coach platform is primarily designed for those who take part in the City’s recycling program, others will find its recycling tips & event information useful as well. To learn more contact the Department of Public Works at 301-258-6370 or by e-mail at

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