NYC Compost

129 reviews
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About this app

NYC Smart Compost app enables finding and unlocking compost drop-off at curbside bins located in the NYC area, it also allows users to learn information about the composting program, details on how to use the curbside bins, what types of food/materials can be composted with this program, and report issues with the curbside bins.
Updated on
Nov 10, 2022

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128 reviews
Corey Huinker
July 9, 2023
The app's performance may vary with the NFC features of your phone, but for me it seems to know when I'm standing in front of a bin, and it lets me unlock the bin. The one thing it doesn't do at the moment is recognize when it has succeeded in unlocking the bin. There's no visual or audio feedback from the bin itself (not even a click), so you have to just try the door and if it doesn't work press "unlock" on the app again.
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Ari Russo
June 21, 2023
It works, but... I had to align the GPS to where the app thinks the bin is before pressing the "unlock bin" button. This location was around 100 feet away down the block. Once I was there, I could unlock the bin. I then had to run to the bin quickly before the bin locked again. As other users have pointed out, relaxing the tight GPS range a little bit could go a long way in solving this particular problem.
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Akshay Arora
June 10, 2023
The app almost never opens the bins, either through Bluetooth or via the Unlock button. The app also doesn't properly recognize location or have the correct grocery if the bins, so the Unlock button itself doesn't always allow you to use the unlock button, even if you're right next to the bin. Total fail in implementation. I have to ask my friends that have an iPhone to unlock, clearly where all the time and testing was spent, since that works.
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What's new

Added localization to 10 offiial NYC languages.
UI adjustments for localization.