FAQ

Rubbish Renegades is a free app that makes it easy to record and track the rubbish you collect. We use this data to create reports that influence policy and change the way we think about waste. 

To use Rubbish Renegades, simply download the app and create an account. Then, when you find a piece of rubbish, simply take a photo of it and upload it to the app. The app will automatically identify the type of rubbish and record its location. You can also add additional information, such as the quantity of rubbish and any specific concerns you have. 

You can collect any type of rubbish with Rubbish Renegades, from coffee cups and marine waste, to plastic bags and food scraps, to electronics. We encourage you to collect all of the rubbish that you find, even if it is small or seemingly insignificant. 

Soft Plastic: Soft plastic includes items like plastic bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap, and plastic packaging for food and other products. These items are often difficult to recycle due to their lightweight and flexible nature. 

Hard Plastic: Hard plastic includes items like plastic bottles, containers, toys, and furniture. These items are generally easier to recycle than soft plastic. 

Compostable Coffee Cups: Compostable coffee cups are made from plant-based materials that can break down naturally in a compost environment. Properly compostable coffee cups should be disposed of in industrial composting facilities that maintain the necessary conditions for biodegradation. In some jurisdictions, compostable coffee cups may be classified as compostable waste, while in others they may be classified as general solid waste (GSW) if composting facilities are not readily available. 

Paper/Cardboard: Paper and cardboard are recyclable materials that are commonly used for packaging, printing, and writing. They can be recycled into new paper and cardboard products. 

Aluminium: Aluminium is a recyclable metal that is commonly used for cans, foil, and packaging. It can be recycled into new aluminium products. 

Glass: Glass is a recyclable material that is commonly used for bottles, jars, and containers. It can be recycled into new glass products. 

E-Waste: E-waste refers to electronic waste, which includes items like computers, televisions, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. E-waste also includes batteries, which contain hazardous materials that can harm human health and the environment if not disposed of properly. E-waste must be disposed of properly to prevent the release of hazardous materials into the environment. 

Textiles: Textiles include items like clothing, towels, bed linen, and curtains. Some textiles can be recycled into new textiles or other products, while others may need to be disposed of in landfills. 

Organic: Organic waste includes food scraps, yard waste, and other materials that can be composted into nutrient-rich soil amendment. Composting is an environmentally friendly way to reduce waste and improve soil quality. 

Building & Construction: Building and construction waste includes materials generated from construction, renovation, and demolition projects. This type of waste can include wood, concrete, metal, and other materials. Some building and construction waste can be recycled or reused, while other materials may need to be disposed of in landfills. 

Medical: Medical waste includes items like face masks, syringes, needles, bandages, and other materials used in healthcare settings. Medical waste can contain hazardous materials and must be disposed of properly to prevent the spread of infection and protect human health. 

Marine: Marine waste refers to any waste that ends up in the ocean, including plastic debris, fishing gear, and other items. Marine waste can entangle and harm marine life, pollute the environment, and disrupt ecosystems.

We use your data to create reports that can be used to influence policy and change the way we think about waste. We also use your data to track our progress and to identify areas where we can improve. 

Yes, your data is safe. We use a variety of security measures to protect your data, including encryption and password protection.

Only you and our team can see your data. We will never share your data with third parties without your consent. 

The best way to get involved with Rubbish Renegades is to download the app and start collecting rubbish. You can also get involved by sharing the app with your friends and family, and by following us on social media. 

By collecting rubbish and using the Rubbish Renegades app, you are helping us to create a cleaner future for all. Your data is essential to our work, and we appreciate your support. 

Our goals for the future are to

  • Make Rubbish Renegades the go-to app for rubbish collection and waste reduction.
  • Use data to influence policy and change the way we think about waste. 
  • Empower people to make a difference in their communities. 

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us here.