The city of Houston, TX has entered into a three year partnership with Rubicon Technologies to install its software platforms that will completely digitize the city’s waste and recycling systems. The system is currently being used in 70 cities in the US, including Baltimore, Memphis and San Antonio.
The Rubicon Smart City cloud-based platform includes a mobile app, an onboard data collection device, and a web-based portal that will allow operators to collect data that will help Houston’s Department of Solid Waste track recycling metrics such as service verifications, missed pickups, vehicle usage, and maintenance information.
“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Houston to provide digital waste and recycling solutions to the City’s residents,” said Nate Morris, Chairman and CEO of Rubicon. “Houston is one of the largest cities in America, and their decision to work with us speaks volumes about the value provided by Rubicon’s products and the service improvements and savings they deliver to taxpayers in cities all across the United States.”
Houston’s entire waste and recycling fleet of 391 vehicles will have the system installed. Drivers will be able to document any problems on their routes, such as reporting recycling contamination. It’s expected that the technology will lead to more efficient operations, increased recycling rates, and ultimately improved customer service for Houston’s residents.
“Partnering with Rubicon will help our great city optimize its solid waste operations and make it possible for us to digitize our entire waste and recycling management system,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The City of Houston is committed to providing the highest level of service to its residents and this partnership will allow us to provide better services, save taxpayer dollars, and deliver a better quality of life for Houstonians.”