The City of Memphis’ public works department is partnering with Atlanta-based Rubicon Global to use smart technology to improve waste and recycling services.

Later this summer, West Memphis’ public works fleet will be plugged into a smartphone app and have onboard plug-in devices, allowing the city to use real-time monitoring to optimize routes.

“The RUBICONSmartCity platform will enable the City of West Memphis to enhance its waste and recycling offerings and outcomes, both in terms of sustainability and customer service,” said Michael Allegretti, senior vice president of poily and strategic initiatives for Rubicon.

“Our proprietary technology, which is currently in use in more than 20 U.S. cities, will give West Memphis an arraw of new data and analytic capabilities.”