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Reminder to take out the garbage



Hi folks,


As I regularly forget to bring the garbage (plastic, paper, waste) out the day it is collected, I thought it might be good to get a reminder that day (about once a month, but irregular pick ups based on a print calendar).

I want to use the door sensor at the main door as trigger and have a list of dates which are checked. Then the variable for Sonos_Music is set and played.

But this would be triggering every time I open the front door, so I want to limit it to one time between say 7:00 and 9:00.


How can I do this?


I've converted a Blockscene into LUA and deleted the time out of the scheduler line, cause this would only work if I open the door at the exact time.

What I also don't understand is the second almost identical code generated automatically when switching to LUA, cause this never had the time in it, just the date. It confused the one that is too simple that he needs a reminder for the garbage.

Heres my code so far - Any hint/help is very much appreciated.


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in the netherlands we have a website where you can find when the garbage is collected, even if this is changed because of christmas etc.

if there is something like this in youre country you can use a webscraper to get the correct info.


(i use this with homeseer and 1 one day before i get an email what it is they are collecting (just garbage or green (leaves etc))

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Good idea, I'll put this one on my HA to do list. Lucky for me here in Australia the rubbish and recycling bins are picked up always in the same day of the week regardless that day falls on Christmas Day or other.

I remember Athom Homey has an app for this.


Anyway, perhaps you could perhaps create a Global Variable which is set TRUE (or 1) when the door is opened in between 7.00 and 9.00. And have this in your condition, once that Global Variable is TRUE then do not trigger SONOS again. After time is past 9.00 the set that variable back to FALSE (or 0) so it is ready for next collection day.

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