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Report your litter bin

posted 25 Nov 2017, 09:21 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 1 Apr 2018, 02:49 ]
Recently, Dublin City Council (DCC) have been attaching QR codes 

like this (see diagram) to all their litter bins.

The purpose of this is to allow people with smartphones to report problems with litter bins, for instance when out for a walk,
To do this, you need a QR code reader app, a number of which can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store or Android's Google Play.

If you have a smartphone with mobile data, all you have to do is open the app, which behaves like a camera. You point it at the QR code so that it fills the screen, it will quickly recognise the code and give you a link to Dublin City Council's computer. Click on the 'open link' button to automatically tell DCC the identity number of the bin and a small (two button) menu opens

First, you select the problem from a drop down menu
The default option is:
  • 'Full' (so if this is the problem, you can just go on to press the 'Send report' button)

The other options are: 
  • 'Damage' and
  • 'Graffiti'

Then press the 'Send Report' button and the job is done