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Vote for the Bradford Council app in the Digital Leaders 100

Our app is in the running for a Digital Leaders award and you can vote for it now.

We are delighted that the Bradford Council app has been included in the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 list. The list is split into 10 categories, and our app is in the best citizen services app category.

Never forget your bin day

More than 10,000 people have downloaded our app since we launched it in May 2014. The most popular feature of the app so far has been bin day reminders. If you haven’t tried it, you simply enter your address, and you will get an alert the night before any of your bins are due out. You need never forget your bin day again.

Our app can also send you alerts for emergency school closures, tailored to the schools you use, and new Council job vacancies.

Get the Bradford Council app

Report issues

You can also use the app to report various issues, including missed bin collections, potholes and faulty street lights.

Download and vote for the app

If you haven’t got the Bradford Council app yet, you can download it from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. And please vote for our app in the Digital Leaders awards!

Digital Leaders 100 awards 2015

Bin days and recycling over Christmas and New Year

We are determined not to miss any bin collection days over the festive season, particularly as you might have a lot of wrapping paper and empty bottles that you want to recycle.

If one of your regular bin days falls on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day we will empty it on a different day.  These changes apply to both recycling collections and general waste collections:

  • If one of your bins was due to be emptied on Christmas Day (Thursday), it will be emptied on Monday, 22 December.
  • If one of your bins was due to be emptied on Boxing Day (Friday), it will be emptied on Saturday, 27 December.
  • If one of your bins was due to be emptied on New Year’s Day (Thursday), it will be emptied on Monday, 29 December.

All other bin days remain as normal.

Get a bin day reminder on our app

If you are now thinking, “that’s great, but please can you remind me the day before?” the answer is, “Actually, yes we can”.  If you have installed our mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, you can get an alert the day before any of your bins are due out.  We have told the app about the changes over the festive season, so it will give you the correct date.

You can also check your bin day on our website or look at the recycling calendar we sent out to every household.

Recycling Christmas trees

Recycle your Christmas treeThere are over six million real Christmas trees bought across the UK each year, of which only about 10% are recycled. Let’s see if we can go way beyond that 10% in the Bradford District this year. Continue reading Bin days and recycling over Christmas and New Year