I’m a sucker for an app that’s free and simple. There’s nothing to lose. If I don’t like it, or never use it, I just delete it. No loss. In the interest of full disclosure, outside of the financial and social categories, I end up deleting most free apps. They typically waste time and space. TrashSmart flips the tendency. It helps find time and spaces to eliminate waste responsibly.
Properly labeled recycling bins are provided throughout Manhattan, and the city has the largest, most ambitious recycling program in the nation. When I travel, it becomes much easier to give in to temptation by tossing unwanted items in the nearest receptacle. With TrashSmart – which isn’t fancy or trendy, just practical – you can quickly locate the best places to recycle any item within five miles (or up to 50 if you’re super-committed). You just use your current location or zip code, enter the name of the item you’d like to recycle (batteries, plastic shopping bags, toner cartridges, children’s toys, you name it), and you’ll see all the best and nearest locations, in map and list display. Each location comes with full info: address & phone number, directions, and a full list of everything the location will accept as a recyclable item.
I can’t guarantee I’ll stop wasting time downloading free apps destined for deletion, but one thing’s for sure. TrashSmart has a permanent home in my utilities folder.