The US city of Norfolk, Virginia, is rolling out a smart city pilot programme aimed at improving the residential waste services at more than 61,000 locations.

“The city of Norfolk has always prided itself on our sustainability mission and commitment to the environment”.

“The city of Norfolk has always prided itself on our sustainability mission and commitment to the environment, and combining that commitment with ways to maximise the value-add of our services to our citizens,” said Richard Broad, director of public works for the city of Norfolk.

“We are very excited to begin working with Rubicon Global to implement [its] smart city solution across our fleet of vehicles, and we look forward to leveraging the findings to the benefit of our great city.”

“Rubicon Global is remaking the entire landscape of waste and recycling through innovative technology and data analysis that helps cities of all sizes make smarter decisions about waste, recycling, and city operations,” added Michael Allegretti, chief strategy officer at Rubicon Global.

“Using , the City of Norfolk will be able to leverage data pulled from its fleet in real-time to plan optimised routes, track vehicle location, and confirm service at every location, ensuring that Norfolk continues to realise measurable gains in terms of quality of life, customer service, and taxpayer savings.”

The city of Norfolk is home to more than 247,000 residents in a 66 square-mile area.