Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a waste and recycling management company, announced the city of La Porte, Ind., has selected RTS to provide waste services for approximately 7,500 service locations. The arrangement will harness the company’s intelligent fleet management technology for all the city’s residential and governmental collections.
The La Porte partnership marks the company’s expansion into municipality services, where RTS’ digital solutions will play a role in advancing the city’s operations and connect local, independent haulers to the community. This move also gives RTS a greater presence in the Midwest, where it already serves businesses in Chicago.
"We’re thrilled to start this partnership with the city of La Porte, which is joining the smart cities movement to become more efficient in managing waste,” said Adam Pasquale, co-founder and chief operating officer of RTS, in a statement. “Waste collection is an essential city service, and we’re excited to introduce our technology solutions to help improve services for residents and support the city’s sustainability goals for the future.”
Under the agreement, RTS has deployed its tracking platform in each truck, which will allow the company to manage service appointments in real time and offer post-trip analysis to optimize collection routes and customer response times citywide.
“The city of La Porte is committed to exploring new technologies in order to provide optimal services for our citizens while being vigilant with taxpayers' money,” said La Porte Mayor Mark Krentz in a statement. “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.”
RTS, known for its environmental practices, will also take a leadership role educating La Porte’s citizens and businesses about best practices for recycling, reuse and composting. Pasquale says, “as a company, we look forward to taking an active role in the community promoting sensible waste solutions and encouraging longer-term results to divert more waste from landfills.”