Rubicon Global to Software to Boost Recycling Rates & Collection Efficiency : PPP Cloud Software Deal for Waste & Recycling in Atlanta

Atlanta Rubicon Global waste recycling

Atlanta based cloud technology developer for waste and recycling, Rubicon Global, is to enter a public private partnership with the city of Atlanta to will help the city to improve its residential waste and recycling services.

According to the company, beginning this week the ‘first of its kind’ deal will see the city will use Rubicon’s proprietary cloud-based technology platform as part of an initial six-month program.

Smartphones loaded with the Rubicon hauler mobile app will be placed into the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works’ entire fleet of residential solid waste, recycling and yard waste collection trucks, servicing all 96,000 households that lie within the Atlanta city limits.

The Department of Public Works will also utilise Rubicon’s desktop vendor portal, which the company explained works with the mobile app to create operational efficiency, improve customer service and ultimately lead to savings for taxpayers.

According Rubicon the partnership will also provide valuable planning data to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, most notably by enabling real-time information on current landfill diversion and recycling rates in support of the City’s zero waste efforts.

The data is also expected tohelp the City understand how to better target its recycling education efforts, quantify the carbon avoidance from recycling activities and determine vehicle emission reduction targets in the City’s solid waste fleet through route optimization and other features.

“Rubicon is building a new model for the waste and recycling industry, realigning incentives away from landfills and in favor of more sustainable communities,” explained Michael Allegretti, director of public policy for Rubicon.

“Mayor Reed and the City of Atlanta share these goals, and we are incredibly excited to bring our technology platform to Atlanta’s residential waste systems,” he continued.

Mayor Kasim Reed added: “We have ambitious, clear goals for improving efficiency and increasing recycling rates and effectiveness. This unique partnership with Rubicon will open new opportunities and support our conservation efforts.”

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