Waste Apps and Websites

The internet is a weird and wonderful place as we all know. And one of the great things about it, is the ability to connect people to each other in ways they may not have normally been able to do. We have compiled a list of websites and apps which are very useful for dealing with a number of different types of waste, and also provide the ability to connect with like minded others.

If you find an app or a website that you think should be included, please let us know by sending us an email: info@gcwwrrg.vic.gov.au.

Apps

ShareWaste connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keeping chickens. Now you can divert waste from landfill while getting to know the people around you!

Litterati is tackling the problem of litter one piece at a time. Using Geotags and keywords, problem areas and the most commonly found brands and products are identified. This data will be used to work with companies and organisations to find more sustainable solutions.

RecycleSmart works to revolutionise waste management both for individuals and Councils. Their goal is to make the recycling process simpler by digitising services and providing the information you need to make recycling more convenient and efficient.

EPA Victoria Report Litter – When the EPA receives your litter report, enforcement officers will investigate the incident and take appropriate action.

OLIO connects neighbours with each other and volunteers with businesses so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away.

Love Your Leftovers – The free app that lets you minimise waste and maximise taste. Download it in time for dinner tonight.

Snap Send Solve – The easy and efficient way to notify local councils, utilities or other authorities of issues that need addressing in your community.

Stephanie Alexander’s fifth book, The Cook’s Companion is regarded as an Australian classic, and has sold 500,000 copies. In 2013 this monumental work, in response to the new technology, appeared as an easy-to-use digital App.

Websites

Gorillas are on the brink of extinction. You can help save gorillas in Africa simply by donating your mobile phone to the Zoo’s Victoria Mobile Phone program.

https://www.zoo.org.au/theyre-calling-on-you/

RED Group is a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation who has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic

www.redcycle.net.au

drumMUSTER provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a recycling pathway for eligible empty agvet chemical containers. Call them on 1800 008 707.

http://www.drummuster.org.au/

Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries.

www.terracycle.com/en-AU/

Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promote sustainable communities for over 45 years.

www.kab.org.au

By visiting Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website, you can find out about what you can and can’t recycle in your Council kerbside recycling bin, and you can also search for drop-off locations for a wide range of waste and recycling items, including e-waste and other items which are too big for your bins.

www.recyclingnearyou.com.au

Over the past three decades Clean Up Australia has evolved into an organisation that works with the community, government and business to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably every day of the year.

Today the focus is as much on preventing rubbish entering our environment as it is removing what has already accumulated, with issues based campaigns making every day a Clean Up Day.

www.cleanup.org.au

Keep Victoria Beautiful is one of Australia’s oldest environmental groups, with a rich history in community reward and recognition. We are standing tall and independent, combating litter and illegal dumping using 50 years of experience and growing research to help Victorian residents and land owners protect our beautiful State.

www.kvb.org.au

MobileMuster is the recycling program of the Australian mobile phone industry and receives voluntary funding from mobile phone companies.

www.mobilemuster.com.au