Creating greener cities with smarter systems
for recycling and waste management
By Michael Allegretti, Rubicon Global
n today’s world, every city
wants to be cleaner, greener
and more sustainable. The
path to this goal starts at
the most basic level—the
management of a city’s waste
and recycling in a timely and
efficient manner. This is one of
the core functions of a well-run city.
A big challenge in the world of waste and
recycling is having the materials picked up
efficiently, and getting the garbage and recycling
trucks off the road as quickly as possible. All of this
contributes to a more sustainable community.
The smartest run cities are those that anticipate the needs
of citizens before they call—whether they’re calling about
a missed pickup or a pothole on their street that has been
a consistent daily annoyance. With city and state budgets
constantly being squeezed as city tax revenues become tighter,
cities today are required to do more with less.