Alexa, when is my refuse bin being collected? Smart speakers and voice assistants will soon be able to provide recycling and waste information depending on the location of the user.

Veolia has piloted a new programme for users of Amazon Alexa or ECHO dots and will get answers to questions like ‘when is my black bin going out’  and ‘when is my recycling being collected’ from a bot.

the pilot scheme covers 13 Council areas in London, Midlands and the North of England, the ‘Nvirobot’ will respond based on the address the account is associated with.

Veolia’s Chief Information Officer, Stuart Stock said: “By harnessing the real power of today’s digital technologies we will be able to create ever more efficient services, maximise recycling and lower carbon emissions.

“In this way, this latest programme highlights the progress that is being made, and how we are transforming the resource industry.”

Northampton, Sheffield, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Kingston, Southwark,  are among the areas the bot will be serving in its first phase.

Alexa, when is my refuse bin being collected?

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