A mobile app is set to be introduced to a Kent area to make the recycling process easier for residents.

The free app, which can be used on iPhone and Android devices, will allow residents to see when their recycling bins will be collected as well as what can be recycled and where around the borough it can be picked up.

Users of the app will also be able to use the technology to notify the council of any problems, such as dog fouling, graffiti and abandoned vehicles.

To download it, residents should go to the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play Store.

Talking about the technology, Maidstone Council’s cabinet member for the environment Marion Ring, told kentonline.co.uk: “This app means residents have easy access to all of the information that they need about our waste and recycling services and they can let us know if there’s a problem at the touch of a button to help us keep our borough clean and attractive for everyone.”

The news follows a similar story this month that claims the waste industry can save over £12 million per year by recording disposable data on mobile phones, rather than paper.

According to resource.uk.com, the Environment Agency (EA) states that 23 million waste transfer notes are produced in the UK each year and that if these were conducted on mobile phones instead of paper, it would be more environmentally friendly as well as save administration time.

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