To receive notifications on your mobile phone the Pushover service can be used. It requires a Pushover account and the Pushover integration in Home Assistant. Some easy configuration is required before you can use Home Assistant Automations to sent automatically notifications.
Home Assistant links
Home Assistant can be used to inform you about the garbage pick up dates / waste collection schedule on your dashboard. Within the Netherlands a lot of municipalities are using the AfvalWijzer website to inform their citizens which waste container/bin to put alongside the street.
To monitor the triggering of Home Assistant automations a card can be added to a dashboard showing an overview of triggered automations in the past 24 hours. On a similar way a Lovelace UI dashboard card can be created to show disabled Home Assistant automations.