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Need Recycling Information? There's an App for that!

Need Recycling Information? There's an App for that!
Ed Hanchett
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Need Recycling Information? There's an App for that!

Just ask Alexa!

Need to know what items are recyclable curbside in Monroe County?

Want to know what items are accepted at the Monroe County/Waste Management ecopark? 

Now, there’s an app for that. 

Monroe County is the first in New York and among few municipalities nation-wide to launch an Alexa Skill which answers frequently asked recycling questions.

Working with Pittsford-based iCitizen, Monroe County Environmental Services developed the Alexa application to provide residents with answers to common questions regarding recycling. 

The free Monroe County Recycling skill can be easily enabled via the Alexa Skill Store by using an Amazon smart device or by downloading the Alexa app on an Apple or Android smart phone. Residents only need to say: “Alexa, open Monroe County Recycling.” 

When Alexa responds with “Welcome to Monroe County Recycling,” the skill is ready to answer questions such as: 
“Alexa, can I recycle electronics?” “Alexa, can I bring tires to the ecopark?”
“Alexa, how do I recycle paint?” “Alexa, when is ecopark open?”, and many others.  

Additionally, the Alexa Monroe County Recycling Skill is available in eight languages, and the smart speaker application makes recycling information easily accessible to the visually impaired. 

To see a demonstration of the Alexa Monroe County Alexa Recycling App, visit https://www.monroecounty.gov/des-alexa .

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE 2024

April 8th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Town/Village of East Rochester will be hosting a gathering event for the community to view the Solar Eclipse. Everyone is welcome to participate with us on the upper soccer fields of the East Rochester School District Campus.

The Rochester/Monroe County area is anticipating between 300 to 500 thousand people coming into our region.  The thruway roads will be closed and all of the hotels are booked!  So, with all that being said, plan to attend the event of the year that East Rochester will be hosting.

We have several vendors who will be selling food to the community including: Kona Ice, GG’s Pizza and St. Nicholas Society(Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Italian Sausage and beverages).

If your looking for glasses a limited supply(2 per family) will be available in the Library on a first come first served basis for East Rochester residents starting March 25th. Additional glasses may be available at the event.

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