Dive Brief: Recycle Track Systems, a New York-based service provider known for its technology platform, has won its first-ever municipal waste collection contract.

This move has been described to Waste Dive as the first of multiple municipal contracts that RTS is pursuing, with the goal of doing far more than just solid waste collection.

The Solid Waste District of La Porte County still handles recycling collection in this case, but as part of its contract RTS is also working to educate residents on recycling, reuse and composting.

Demonstrating the ability for its technology to function cost-competitively in a municipal scenario will also be a key component.

“Working with a forward-thinking partner, such as Recycle Track Systems, will enhance our ability to make data-driven decisions and run utilities more effectively for our community.”

The tactic of bringing a technology platform first used in commercial applications to the residential market parallels a growing business line for competitor Rubicon Global.

While the Atlanta-based company hasn’t announced any municipal collection contracts – yet – the company is actively expanding its “Smart cities” segment by locking in subscription deals for local governments to utilize the technology platform in their fleets.