The city of Marietta has been recognized by Smart Cities Connect with the 2019 Community Engagement award for the Marietta “Trash Talk” app.

The award was given April 1 at the Annual Awards Gala in Denver, Colorado. This is the second year in a row Marietta has been recognized internationally by Smart Cities Connect.

Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and US Ignite, annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. The TrashTalk Sanitation app was given the Community Engagement Award due to the technology behind the app, which allows for citizens to better engage with the City’s Public Works Department by viewing changes to the sanitation calendar, scheduling pickups for items, and accessing information about what items can be placed in waste bins.

The TrashTalk app allows citizens to enter items like “glass” or “paint can” or “motor oil” into the search system and it will tell users how and where to dispose these items. It will also give users the directions to that specific facility. The TrashTalk app also has a push notification system that will inform users if there are any changes in normal service days due to inclement weather.

Residents can download this app for free by visiting the App Store via the iOS system or the Google Play Store and search for “Marietta Trash Talk.” Once users download the app, they can enter their address and receive various levels of notifications depending upon their needs.

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