09/29 2015

Steel City Codefest App PGH.st Connects Residents With Refuse And Recycling Info

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) along with the City of Pittsburgh announced today the official launch of PGH.st, a City-sponsored app created to help tame the complexity of the trash and recycling collections schedule for City residents.   
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PGH.st was conceived at the 2014 Steel City Codefest (Codefest), the annual civic software application (app) development competition designed to grow the City’s innovation and technology community through the creation of technology infrastructure.
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Through the app, City home owners receive text messages
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reminding them the day before their trash and/or recycling is due at the curb. The messages also note when holidays delay pickup. It has been in testing mode for several months.

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PGH.st has been online since December 2014.  The site can be accessed at www.pgh.st.