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The City of Houston has entered into a three-year smart city partnership with Rubicon Technologies, a software provider and digital marketplace for waste and recycling.

Rubicon SmartCity is a cloud-based technology suite that helps 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 that will allow the city’s Department of Solid Waste to track key metrics including service verifications, missed pickups, and issues at the curb, as well as vehicle usage and maintenance information. This is expected to result in more efficient operations, increased recycling rates, and ultimately improved service for the city’s customers and citizens.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States by population, and Rubicon’s products will be installed across its entire waste and recycling fleet, numbering 391 vehicles. The partnership will give the city greater insight into what is happening in the field, helping to increase the productivity of its Department of Solid Waste, and supporting all internal units from the management team to the drivers.

Rubicon SmartCity has been rolled out in over 70 cities across the United States. The solution is available to purchase on Sourcewell, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, the HGACBuy consortium, and Marketplace.city.

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