Rubicon Technologies has announced that it has entered into an agreement with City of Miami to help enhance its residential waste and recycling services. 

The agreement will put Rubicon’s smart city software at the heart of Miami’s Department of Solid Waste.  

Rubicon will help the City’s Department of Solid Waste transition to a fully digital operation as part of Miami’s resilience planning efforts.  

The city will use Rubicon’s technology to balance its waste and recycling routes to streamline collection, track material and tonnage on its bulky trash routes, and reduce missed pickups and unnecessary go-backs, stated the release.  

The partnership will see newly created routes that will help the Department of Solid Waste be able to closely 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 Miami community. 

“The goal of Miami’s Department of Solid Waste is to promote a safe, clean, and healthy environment while delivering a comprehensive, cost-effective, and environmentally sound solid waste management service for our residents,” said Francis X. Suarez, Mayor of Miami. “I look forward to working with Rubicon alongside the great men and women of our Department of Solid Waste to improve our city’s operations and give the residents of Miami the most efficient waste and recycling collection experience possible.” 

Miami is looking to lead the way in becoming the most sustainable city in the world. The City has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050, and in 2022 it announced that it had achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. 

“Rubicon is dedicated to helping cities become smarter, more efficient, and more effective,” said Conor Riffle, Senior Vice President of Smart Cities at Rubicon. “Miami is one of our country’s most unique and culturally significant cities, it is a global tech hub, and we are thrilled to bring Rubicon’s unique technology to the City to power a core service: waste and recycling collection. Rubicon’s technology products will help the City of Miami better understand and meet its citizens’ needs, create a stronger economy, and be more prepared for future challenges.” 

The release highlights that RUBICONSmartCity helps existing government-owned fleets improve neighborhood streetscapes by monitoring vehicle health, improving driver behavior, and ensuring that materials are collected efficiently. 

Source: Rubicon