It's often the nagging question in your mind first thing when you wake up in the morning.
Is it garbage day today?
Starting this Friday, tech savvy Port Moody residents won't have to ask the question anymore, as the city is rolling out a solid-waste application.
The free app, which is available for Apple related products like iPhones and also Android phones, is essentially a calendar that will remind users of their garbage pick-up day.
Those who sign up for app, can create their own reminder whether it be through a text message, phone call, e-mail or Twitter.
The app program was unveiled at Tuesday's regular council meeting.
Besides being a way to directly communicate with residents, the city's communications advisor Leslyn Johnson said the app should also cut down on the number of calls to city operations from residents wondering if it's their garbage pick-up day.
"We're hoping it will make the service a lot more efficient as well," she said.
A link to sign up to the service will be available on the city's website main page, while the app will also be available in Apple's app store.
City staff noted over the past year an increase in visits to the city's website through mobile devices, predominantly the iPhone.
The increase in iPhone traffic was taken into consideration when developing the app.
Several councillors praised the initiative.
Coun. Diana Dilworth called the app a great communication strategy for informing residents.
"This is really really good," she said.
Coun. Rick Glumac said having the technology is a step forward and asked if it was possible to have a similar app for other functions of the city.
City staff said other apps could be developed in the future and the solid waste one could also be used to give out emergency information if necessary.
However, staff noted the focus of the solid-waste app is the garbage schedule.