Automatically Add Items You Throw Away to Your Shopping List with Garbi

(This post is in partnership with Garbi.)

garbiOne of my favorite things about being the editor of San Francisco Moms Blog is getting to learn about new products and services that make my life as a mom easier (I’m looking at you, travel car seat vest). Sometimes, we even get to test them out before they become available to the public. That’s what happened with Garbi, a smart trash can that recognizes what you throw away, helps sort between recycling/trash/compost, and reorders items through delivery services such as Amazon/Instacart.

Garbi is still in the beta test stage, which means feedback I give about the garbage can and corresponding app directly influences the future design of the product. When it was first installed, my kids liked opening the lid and taking pictures with the built-in camera that records what’s thrown away and adds it to your grocery list. Because of their curiosity, Garbi now automatically deletes images that don’t contain labels or products. It’s exciting to be behind the scenes as a product is designed!

The guys at Garbi, Brian and Brandon Bourn, are ready to expand their beta test and are looking for other families in the San Francisco Bay Area to try it out. Complete this short survey to sign up.


Here’s more about how it works:

Chances are good that if you’re reading this you fit the needs of a Garbi User: 

– Family with kids
– Living in the San Francisco Bay Area
– Buys groceries (preferably via delivery service)

The perks of participating in the Garbi beta:

– Free grocery delivery
– Significant grocery savings via service pricing comparison ($5-$50 per week)

How you’ll help Garbi in return: 

– 15 minutes of feedback per week (generally via phone call)
– Patience as they build out foundational features
Garbi recently won Top Pick & Most Innovative Hardware Startup at Tech Crunch Disrupt and was a finalist at the Smart Kitchen Summit! Click below to complete a short survey and sign up for your Garbi! 


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