ROSELAND, NJ — Thanks to a recently launched phone application now available to Roseland residents, trash and recycling has become significantly easier.

Roseland residents can now download the free app, Recycle Coach, through desktop computers, mobile devices, Amazon Alexa, Google Home and more. By leveraging the power of voice technology, Roseland officials said this platform will make it easier for people to get local disposal information for thousands of household items when they need it.

With Recycle Coach, residents can:

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  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection and event calendars;
  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions;
  • Become recycling efforts with a “What Goes Where?” search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items;
  • Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for useful recycling tips and tricks; and
  • Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections.

According to local officials, Recycle Coach will take the guesswork out of recycling, empowering residents to make smarter disposal decisions and take an active approach to reducing household waste. For the Borough of Roseland, this can help you increase recycling rates and decrease contamination in the community’s recycling stream, the municipality stated.

“Recycle Coach is another great new tool that our residents can utilize to keep informed about what is being picked up at the curb,” said Mayor James Spango.

Recycle Coach, a technology company with deep roots in public and private waste-management services, currently serves more than 3,000 communities across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.