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MyWaste Widget

The MyWaste widget is an out-of-the-box widget that integrates with our Calendar module. With this tool, citizens can view the:

  • Next waste collection date and what's being picked up

  • Waste collection schedule for the entire year

Set-up instructions

Before you can use the MyWaste widget in Citizen Portal, you need to add a waste collection calendar to the Calendar module. Learn how to add a new calendar to the Calendar module. Once you have the calendar set up, you can add the MyWaste widget to Citizen Portal.

In the administrator side of Citizen Portal:

  1. Select the “Widgets” tab from the top menu
  2. Select the “Add widget +” button near the top right of the page
  3. Choose "MyWaste" from the page of available widgets

This will take you to the new MyWaste widget details page.

MyWaste widget details

Once you’ve added the MyWaste widget, you can customize the way the widget will appear on Citizen Portal. This includes setting up the configuration and content for the widget.


To configure the MyWaste widget, select "Configuration" from the side menu. Then complete each of the necessary fields. Once you've completed all necessary fields, select the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen to take you to the "Content" screen. Alternatively, you can select "Content" from the side menu.

 From the "Waste collection platform" dropdown menu, select "Calendar"

In the “Widget name” field, enter a name for the MyWaste widget. The widget name will appear at the top of the widget on the public-facing side of the portal.

If you would like this widget to be fixed on the user’s portal, select the “Set as fixed widget” checkbox. If you select this option, a user will not be able to remove the widget.

In the “Widget colour” field, enter the hex code for the background icon colour. You may type the hex code into this field using the format of #XXXXXX. You may also select this colour from the colour grid that appears when you click into this widget colour field.

You can select a widget icon from our library or upload your own widget icon. If you'd like to choose an icon from the library:

  • Choose the "Select icon from library" option
  • Then, select the "Select icon" button to view the library
  • Choose the icon you'd like from the library 
  • Select the "Save and close" button to complete the process 

If you'd like to upload your own icon:

  • Choose the "Upload icon" option
  • Then, select the  “Add icon”
  • From the pop-up box, choose the widget icon file from your documents

Please note that this must be a .svg file that is less than 5KB.


Once you've completed the "Configuration" set-up, you can add content to the widget. Select "Content" from the side menu and complete all necessary fields.

Enter any text you would like to appear above your MyWaste widget in the dashboard widget view.

If you would like the text in expanded view to mirror the dashboard view, select the checkbox next to “Use dashboard text for expanded view”.

If you would like to add content to the top of the MyWaste widget within expanded view, add text within the “Expanded View” textbox.


If you would like Citizen Portal to send collection reminders to the users who have subscribed to notifications, please select the “Widget Notifications” toggle to turn on notifications.

Saving the widget settings

To save these settings and add the MyWaste widget to Citizen Portal, select the “Save” button.

Don't have this widget?

If you don't have access to this widget in Citizen Portal, please reach out our sales team or your project manager and they can work with you to get it added.