Ottawa Garbage Collection
This application lets you type in an Ottawa address to find out when your trash/recycling/compost needs to go out to the curb.
Check it out at www.ottawatrash.ca
Written in the hopes that the government & citizens of Ottawa can together make garbage collection be more efficient than Ruby's.
This application is written as part of the OpenDataOttawa initiative (see opendataottawa.ca/) and out of frustration by the awkwardness of the UI of the official application of the city (ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/gc/gc.pl).
Thanks to Edward Ocampo-Gooding for the idea of this application, the City of Ottawa for letting is scrape their data, and Heroku for hosting the application.
Bootstrapping the application
This application requires a database of street names and numbers, matched to a trash pickup schedule, and the actual schedules as iCalendar files to run correctly. You can build this database by issuing a rake task: