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RiverRoad Waste Solutions Partners with Clean Robotics

Together, the duo aims to transform the waste and recycling industry.

RiverRoad Waste Solutions announced that it has made a financial investment in CleanRobotics, the makers of the TrashBot. The Trashbot is a revolutionary technology that uses advanced robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to efficiently sort commercial waste, improving recycling rates for its users.

“We invested in Clean Robotics because they are well positioned to transform the waste and recycling industry, which is exactly what we aim to do for our clients,” said Dan McGowan, COO of RiverRoad, in a statement. “In addition to reducing the inevitable contamination that comes from improper waste management practices, the TrashBot can provide comprehensive data on each bin, enabling our clients to make smarter waste and recycling program decisions.”

The TrashBot uses cameras and sensors to scan items as they enter a waste bin. AI is then employed to sort the items into their respective waste or recycling class. Clean Robotics boasts an astonishing 86 percent sorting accuracy rate, which is projected to further increase as the technology learns and continues to be refined. The solution is enhanced with a SaaS dashboard, which provides complete transparency into a facility’s waste stream.

“With the recycling rate in the United States hovering around 35 percent, there is clearly room for improvement,” said McGowan in a statement. “At RiverRoad, we are committed to thinking beyond the bins. Partnering with innovators like Clean Robotics helps us deliver on that promise.”

TrashBot also helps its users avoid fines and fees due to the potential contamination that can occur with traditional, unmonitored waste bins. With an ever-evolving regulatory environment, these expenses may now be avoided with this advanced technology.

“RiverRoad’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement makes them an ideal partner as we look to implement our unique solution across their nationwide client base,” said Charles Yhap, CEO of Clean Robotics, in a statement. “We are confident that TrashBot will be a true gamechanger in the industry.”

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