To get ahead of the confusion garbage collection cuts may cause in 2017, the region has launched a garbage app to help residents keep track of which trash to put out and when.
Starting in March 2017, garbage will be picked up only every other week, while green bins and recycling will be collected each week.
A year in advance of the changes, the Region of Waterloo is strategizing how to help residents adjust to the collection cuts.
"Any change will have challenges and so the app also explains things," Coun. Tom Galloway said. "It's just another form of telling people how it's going to work in addition to giving them the dates."
With the My-Waste app, you can set reminders for garbage day and yard waste collection, look up information and integrate reminders into your personal calendar, or set email alerts.