Struggling to remember which bin goes out when? There’s an App for that!

It’s a Wednesday evening and I’ve just put out the bins (one of my least favourite weekly jobs).  I have a sneaky glance down the street to see what everyone else’s is putting out this week and breathe a sigh of relief; green bags and food caddies.  No general waste.

Phew! I got it right (this week).

If you’re like me and lose track of what goes out when since the changes to the refuse collection services, help is at hand in the form of a handy new app appropriately called ‘Binfo’.

According to Cardiff Council, nearly 4,000 residents have signed up for the new Binfo Cardiff app in just six weeks.

The free app is compatible with all tablet devices and smartphones and provides information to households on the type of waste to put out for collection once postcode details have been entered. Since the service was launched in June 3,756 residents have downloaded the app.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said:

“It’s great that so many people have embraced the Binfo Cardiff app but I am also delighted that over a thousand people have signed-up for the new email reminder service that we launched last month. The Tidy Text service also remains popular and together these waste reminder services ensure that we offer the widest possible array of options to the people of Cardiff. There’s certainly no excuse for putting the wrong sort of waste out for collection.”

Details about the council’s waste reminder services are accessible via the following webpage: www.cardiff.gov.uk/recycling


Binfo tells you what rubbish to put out when

Residents can download the Binfo App by searching for “Binfo Cardiff” in Google / Play Store / Apple Store.  I just downloaded it and it took seconds.  It tells you exactly what goes out on collection dates, changes to services around bank holidays and you can set reminders to put out your rubbish in time for the bin men.

It’s a free and useful little app, so hopefully people will give it a try.

To report waste issues or fly-tipping if you see any online at the C2C website. Or call 029 2087 2087 or 029 2087 2088 (for Welsh language).

If you want to lend a hand, why not join Keep Splott Tidy on one of their monthly litter-picks? All equipment is provided.  The next is meeting at 10am on Cumnock Place by the Black Bridge into Adamsdown (at the end of Sanquhar Street).

Read about the first Keep Splott Tidy litter pick here.

Wales Online has recently published a number of articles related to litter and rubbish in Cardiff.  To read more, click on the links:

People furious at amount of litter in Cardiff.

What it’s like being a member of the Waste Enforcement Team.