The City of Phoenix, Arizona, has partnered with Rubicon Technologies – a provider of software-based waste, recycling, and fleet operations products – to digitize and improve efficiencies within the City’s solid waste collection operation. The five-year smart city partnership will use Rubicon’s smart city software to better manage its waste and recycling collection in more than 418,000 locations weekly.
First, the city’s solid waste collection operation will be digitized, with a transition from manual and paper-based processes to using tablets running Rubicon’s software. These will be used in Phoenix’s solid waste and recycling fleet, which has more than 300 vehicles.
“We are excited to move our solid waste collection operations to Rubicon’s digital, cloud-based system,” said Felipe Moreno, assistant public works director for the City of Phoenix. “Rubicon’s smart city technology will empower us to efficiently manage our entire fleet of collection vehicles, optimize routes, and enhance our waste and recycling services. By harnessing the power of data-driven decisions enabled by Rubicon, Phoenix is dedicated to delivering customer-focused solutions for our community.”
Once the system is digitized, the technology will be used to streamline collection services, and enable the City to closely monitor route performance, identify areas where waste and recycling services can be improved, and make data-driven decisions to enhance route efficiency and better serve its residents.
“We are proud to partner with the City of Phoenix to bring our innovative smart city technology to solid waste operations in America’s fifth largest city,” added Conor Riffle, senior vice president of smart cities at Rubicon. “Solid waste collection is one of the most critical services for cities, and our cutting-edge technology helps them deliver this service more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably. This collaboration reaffirms our commitment to supporting cities like Phoenix as they embrace technological advancements to build smarter and more sustainable communities.”