The Washington state city of Spokane has chosen Rubicon Global for a new three-year contract to provide smart city solutions in 189,000 service locations across the city.

The technology will allow the city’s solid waste collection utility to track key metrics, including service confirmations, missed pick-ups, landfill diversion and recycling rates, leading to more efficient operations and ultimately improved service for its customers and citizens.

The data will help the city understand how to improve its collection operations, as well measure the carbon avoidance from recycling activities and track vehicle emission reduction targets in the city’s solid waste fleet.

Rubicon’s fleet management technology will be installed in the city’s solid waste vehicles, and a vehicle telematics system also is available for the city’s wider fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles.

“The city of Spokane is committed to delivering excellent solid waste collection and disposal services for our citizens at an affordable price,” said Scott Simmons, the city’s division director of public works and utilities.

“The city of Spokane will be able to take the data that is pulled from the waste vehicles and determine the best routes for waste and recycling collections, improve response times and manage pick-up services”.

“Using RubiconSmartCity, the city of Spokane will be able to take the data that is pulled from the waste vehicles and determine the best routes for waste and recycling collections, improve response times and manage pick-up services, all designed to deliver an overall improvement in waste and recycling solutions for its residents,” said Michael Allegretti, chief public strategy officer, Rubicon Global.