Rubicon Technologies, a provider of software-based waste, recycling, and fleet operations products, has entered into a five-year smart city partnership with the city of Phoenix, Arizona to digitize and improve efficiencies across the city’s solid waste collection operation.
The agreement will put Rubicon’s smart city software at the heart of Phoenix’s Public Works Department, providing waste and recycling collection to more than 418,000 locations weekly. Rubicon will help the city digitize its solid waste collection operation, transitioning from largely manual and paper-based processes to using tablets running Rubicon’s software in Phoenix’s solid waste and recycling fleet of more than 300 vehicles.
The city will use Rubicon’s technology to streamline collection services, and reduce missed pickups and unnecessary go-backs. With digital routes, the city will be able to monitor route performance, identify areas where waste and recycling services can be improved, and make data-driven decisions to enhance route efficiency and better serve the community.
“We are excited to move our solid waste collection operations to Rubicon’s digital, cloud-based system,” said Felipe Moreno, Assistant Public Works Director for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. “Rubicon’s smart city technology will empower us to efficiently manage our entire fleet of collection vehicles, optimize routes, and enhance our waste and recycling services. By harnessing the power of data-driven decisions enabled by Rubicon, Phoenix is dedicated to delivering customer-focused solutions for our community.”
Using a Cloud-Based Technology Suite for Fleet Operations
RUBICONSmartCity is a proprietary, cloud-based technology suite that aims to help local governments run faster, smarter, and more effective waste, recycling, and heavy-duty municipal fleet operations. The suite helps government-owned fleets monitor vehicle health to improve driver behavior and ensure that materials are collected efficiently.
The addition of Phoenix to the RUBICONSmartCity platform follows a string of new city customer announcements for Rubicon, including the cities of Houston, Miami, Atlanta, and Denver, as well as almost a dozen mid-sized cities that were added to the company’s municipal customer list in the first quarter of 2023. More than 100 cities across the United States have deployed Rubicon’s technology to improve core municipal operations, according to the company.