Rubicon’s technology now powers complex solid waste collection operations in eleven new cities across the country with a combined population of more than 950,000
New York, NY – March 2, 2023 – Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (“Rubicon” or “the Company”) (NYSE: RBT), a leading digital marketplace for waste and recycling and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide, today announced the continued growth and adoption of its smart technology for government fleets in eleven more cities across the United States to help run core city operations, with a focus on solid waste collection.
This acceleration in adoption is led by new city customers including Rochester, NY; Surprise, AZ; High Point, NC; Manchester, NH; Newton, MA; Rockville, MD; Galveston, TX; Cleveland Heights, OH; Dubuque, IA; North Platte, NE; and Winchester, VA. These cities run essential waste collection operations servicing nearly one million people combined across the core urban and suburban fabric of the United States. Rubicon’s smart technology for government fleets is helping these cities to:
- Transition from manual, paper-based processes to fully digital operations
- Balance waste and recycling routes to provide equitable service frequency to residents
- Reduce missed pickups and unnecessary go-backs
- Save money by improving operational efficiency and enhancing customer service
With newly-created digital routes in place, each city will be able to closely monitor route performance, identify areas where waste and recycling services can be improved, and make data-driven decisions to enhance operational efficiency and better serve their communities.
In 2022, Rubicon digitized 2,734 routes and serviced 2.7 million customers with RUBICONSmartCity-equipped trucks, including 906,493 new city customers. In this same period, the implementation of Rubicon’s technologies helped cities eliminate 2.9 million sheets of paper and log 614,000 exceptions, with bins “not out” compromising 70% of all exceptions. Other exceptions included extra materials left out, blocked bins, overflowing bins, and recycling contamination.
RUBICONSmartCity™ is the smartest way for cities, counties, and other municipalities to manage heavy-duty fleets. It is a proprietary, cloud-based technology suite that helps local governments run faster, smarter, and more effective waste, recycling, and heavy-duty municipal fleet operations. Local governments today are required to do more with less. RUBICONSmartCity helps existing government-owned fleets improve neighborhood streetscapes by monitoring vehicle health, improving driver behavior, and ensuring that materials are collected efficiently. The results: fewer vehicle accidents, less road wear, and safer communities.
“We are thrilled to partner with these eleven cities to help them transition to a more sustainable and efficient waste and recycling operation,” said Conor Riffle, Senior Vice President of Smart Cities at Rubicon. “These cities provide essential services for their communities, and we are proud to help them make data-driven decisions to improve route efficiency and enhance their residential waste and recycling services.”
For more information on Rubicon’s smart waste and recycling, street sweeping, and snow plowing capabilities, visit the cities page on the Company’s website.
Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RBT) is a digital marketplace for waste and recycling, and provider of innovative software-based products for businesses and governments worldwide. Striving to create a new industry standard by using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. It helps its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. To learn more, visit rubicon.com.
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