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Technical news: 18 May 2013

Milton Keynes Council has launched ‘Recycle for MK’, a free app to help residents know what, when and how to recycle, developed as a result of a school project.

Residents using the app can be sent a weekly reminder telling them when their collection is due – and it takes into account any date changes following a Bank Holiday.

Those unsure of whether a particular item can be recycled can look it up on the app and it will tell them whether it can be recycled via the council’s weekly collection service or has to be taken to a recycling centre. 

The app was developed as a result of a Young Enterprise project at Walton High School where students develop a real business. A-Level students Oliver Dean and Tom Yates set up a company called Appload dedicated to app development and worked closely with the council’s waste team to develop the app.


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