Staff reporter 

Residents of Thimphu thromde will no longer have to wait outside their houses with garbage bags for waste collection trucks.

This is because the thromde launched the app yesterday to address waste management issues within the thromde.

Called ‘TT Waste app’, people can now use the app to track waste collection vehicles in real-time.

The app is expected to reduce the time people waste while waiting for the garbage trucks as it has information on the waste collection schedules and how to segregate waste for the drop-off centres and also has room for any feedback or complaints.

Thimphu thromde officials said that through the app, people could understand what constitutes wet, dry or household hazardous waste and ways to separate it.

There is detailed information about drop off centres for those residents who are unable to match the timing of the waste collection services.

The app was funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bhutan Office and was developed by a private firm, the Druk Infinity.

Thimphu Thrompon, Ugyen Dorji, launched the app. Officials from the JICA office headed by Chief Representative Kozo Watanabe also attended the programme.

Officials said that they would continue to develop the app depending on feedback from the users.

Druk Infinity also installed the android consoles in the waste collection vehicles. The app could be downloaded both in the google play store and iOS app store.