Cleaning up Malta through technology!


The Government of Malta has devised an app for anyone currently staying in Malta. Working here or simply here on vacation, this app may come in use to you. This app is available on iOS and Android and aims to clean up Malta.

Malta is known as a diamond in the Mediterranean including its two sister islands; Gozo and Comino.

Breathtaking views, unlimited amounts of heritage and gorgeous beaches are just a fraction of Malta’s beauty. When you have such scenes within a country, preserving it must be top-priority for the Maltese government and its citizens.


What does the app do?

Basically if you happen to go for a trek on your favourite route, let’s say L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa. You’re walking along maybe having a conversation, admiring the landscapes and there you see it – a pile of industrial waste laying there in the countryside. The waste is an eyesore to say the least, but could also be contributing towards urban runoff.

While you can get your hands dirty and help clean up the waste, oftentimes this won’t be possible due to large amounts or the waste may be hazardous to humans.

So the function of the app is a place to go to when you get into these types of situations. The app allows you to “Report” waste out in the countryside there and then by sending a photo of the waste via the app. What makes this easier is you are also able to geotag the location for a team to be sent to the location for the mess to be cleaned up.


How to use the app?

  1. Simply head to your app store and download “GarbyandTidy”.


2. After downloading the app press the “Report” button if you come across waste that was disposed of inappropriately.

3. Fill in your details

4. Geotag or manually link the location.

5. Take a photo of the waste, send and become part of the change. 

Here is an instance of the app in good use: A user reported a mess next to Dar tal-Providenża in Ħaġar Qim.

The Outcome:

Keep your country clean and safe – download GarbyandTidy and report any abandoned garbage in appropriate places.