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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning (“ECDEP”) has launched a free customized mobile app to help Erie County residents know exactly what materials they should and should not recycle. The app connects residents with their personalized collection schedule, shares local disposal information and supplies educational tools to help make it easier to recycle products. ECDEP collected route schedules and curbside and drop-off item lists for all 44 communities in Erie County to customize the Recycle Coach application.

Recycle Coach allows residents to:

• Stay organized with custom curbside collection and events calendars.

• Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions.

• Receive instantaneous answers to recycling questions.

• Become recycling experts with a comprehensive “What Goes Where” search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items.

• Help reduce the amount of contamination in the curbside recycling stream by learning how to make mindful and informed recycling decisions.

“Our smart phones help us get to the right place, find answers or listen to music. We’re pleased be able to offer this informative app to make recycling easier,” said Erie County Department of Environment and Planning Commissioner Thomas Hersey. “One of the hurdles to recycling can be a simple lack of understanding about what can be recycled and what cannot in each community.”

Recycle Coach puts important information right at your fingertips in a fun and fast way. Anyone who doesn’t own or have access to a smart phone will be able to access all of the information online.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. It’s also accessible through the Erie County website (, and through online digital assistants, including Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

For more information:

To learn more about Recycle Coach, visit

To learn more about Erie County recycling services, visit