Here’s a new app for tracking waste collection in Oyo

The Oyo State Government has introduced a mobile application for improving and tracking the collection of waste in the state.

Mottainai Recycling Ltd, is the consulting firm that handled the project.

Uloma Airhienbuwa, the Chief Strategy Officer for Mottainai, said introducing the app was the first step towards simplifying waste management in the state.

The easy-to-use application will help in tracking the “movement and management” of hazardous and other solid wastes.

She said that the waste management app was designed with user convenience and sustainability in mind, offering several key features to facilitate waste and recycling pickup requests.

The app also offers clarity on when your waste is picked up and by whom; and an ability to pay your waste bill,” the Chief Strategy Officer said.

She said that the App also has a fun and transparent way of incentivising waste sorting.

“The app has a User-friendly Interface: The app provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface that allows waste generators to easily navigate and make pickup requests with just a few taps.

“Users can initiate waste pickup requests through the app by specifying the type of waste, quantity and preferred pickup date and time.

“Users can either make this an on-demand request or create an ideal pickup schedule for themselves. This feature enables efficient scheduling and coordination between Mottainai and users.

“The app incorporates GPS technology to enable users to locate their specific waste-pickup location.

“To incentivise waste sorting, the app incorporates a points-based system. Users earn points based on the accuracy of their waste sorting and responsible disposal practices.

Accumulated points can be redeemed for various rewards, such as discounts on waste management services, or donation to a charity organisation of your choice,” Airhienbuwa said.

She that the app is continually being developed to ensure users a seamless experience for pickup requests, tracking the progress of pickups and payments and receiving rewards.