June 19, 2018: ATLANTA – Rubicon today announced the launch of a public-private partnership with the city of Montgomery, Alabama, to enhance its residential and commercial waste services by employing its proprietary technology, RUBICONSmartCity. Starting this week, smartphones loaded with the Rubicon hauler mobile app, as well as plug-in devices, will be placed in the city of Montgomery Sanitation Division’s fleet of 80 residential and commercial waste vehicles that service more than 61,000 residents.
“Rubicon is thrilled to be an important partner in Montgomery’s newest wave of initiatives to help boost its environmental leadership and smart city strategy,” said Michael Allegretti, SVP of Policy & Strategic Initiatives for Rubicon. “We hope the use of Rubicon’s technology allows the city to more seamlessly serve its residents and improve their quality of life by making communities more sustainable.”
“As Montgomery continues our journey to becoming a leader among America’s Smart Cities, we prioritize exploring new technologies to save taxpayer resources while better serving our residents,” said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. “Testing Rubicon’s effectiveness in helping our Sanitation fleet provide ‘smarter’ services to our citizens and employees is a much better deal than securing new nonessential equipment or infrastructure, allowing us to be vigilant stewards of taxpayers’ money.”
The Sanitation Department will use Rubicon’s desktop portal, which works with the mobile app and plug-in device to create operational efficiency and improve customer service. The technology will also provide the city of Montgomery with planning data, most notably by enabling real-time information on sanitation operations. The data will help the city understand how to improve efficiency and quality of service in its operations, including tracking vehicle patterns, routing, and other features.
The Montgomery technology partnership with Rubicon is the latest example of Montgomery’s commitment to smart, sustainability-related programs, projects and policies. The city began the Cenergistic Energy Program in March 2016, which has saved Montgomery Facilities $1.2 million. Online forms, e-payments, and an advanced recycling facility are other initiatives that the city has initiated as part of its commitment to become a more sustainable city for Alabamians.
Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It works with customers, including many Fortune 500 companies and major cities, to find inefficiencies and cost-savings in their waste streams and to develop new and innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Rubicon has focused efforts on expanding its work with municipalities. The company has launched technology partnerships with Atlanta, Georgia in December 2016; Santa Fe, New Mexico in March 2017; Columbus, Georgia in April 2017 and Tyler, TX in March 2018. Its RUBICONSmartCity technology is currently running in two dozen cities spread across six states.
Rubicon is a technology company that provides waste, recycling, and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide. It develops and deploys a full suite of cloud-based solutions to help its customers and network of independent waste haulers work towards more sustainable waste and recycling practices, uncover cost savings, and improve operations through data analytics. Using its proprietary technology platform, Rubicon helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals, always with an eye towards those solutions that have long-term economic viability. The company has over 1,000,000 service locations worldwide, is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York City and San Francisco. Rubicon is a Certified B Corporation and was named a Great Place to Work™ in 2018. Learn more at www.RubiconGlobal.com.