Rubicon’s products to be installed in the City of Scranton’s entire solid waste and recycling fleet to digitise operations and use real-time data to drive greater efficiency.

The City of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has entered a three-year smart city partnership with Rubicon Technologies to help upgrade its residential waste and recycling services.

The City’s goal is to digitise operations and gather and analyse real-time data to optimise its recurring solid waste and recycling routes.

Residential Waste Collection Services

As the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Scranton has a population of nearly 80,000 residents, and its fleet provides residential waste collection services for roughly 26,000 locations.

“Rubicon’s smart city technology will drive meaningful progress within Scranton’s public works operations,” said Paige Cognetti, mayor of Scranton.

“Digitising our operations has been a long time coming, and we look forward to working with Rubicon to utilise the data and insights that these processes will reveal, generating opportunities for greater efficiencies in our overall daily workflow and service delivery for our residents.”

RubiconSmartCity is a proprietary, cloud-based technology suite designed to help city governments run faster, smarter, and more effective waste, recycling, and heavy-duty municipal fleet operations.

The platform includes a mobile app, an onboard data collection device, and a web-based portal.

The RubiconSmartCity manager portal will collect data and analytics, providing the City with route updates, daily reporting, and operational insights, leading to more efficient operations, improved service for citizens, and critical cost–savings. RubiconPro, a complementary product offering, helps private waste and recycling haulers deliver best-in-class customer service to commercial and residential customers through a similar feature set.