Rubicon, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions for businesses and governments worldwide, is proud to announce that the company’s smart city technology suite, RUBICONSmartCity, has been listed in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards for 2021 in the AI & Data and Spaces, Places, and Cities categories.

“I am thrilled that RUBICONSmartCity is being honored in the AI & Data and Spaces, Places, and Cities categories for this prestigious Fast Company award,” said Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon.

“One of the overarching goals of Rubicon’s smart city technology is to make neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work, and this recognition is further proof of how RUBICONSmartCity is making the world a better place, one community at a time.”

In the City of Spokane, Washington, Rubicon’s smart city technology saved the City an estimated $25,000 in annual printing costs and helped to bring in approximately two million dollars in revenue each year from extra set outs.

In the City of Montgomery, Alabama, Rubicon’s software helped drivers document over 57,000 issues along their routes during the pilot period alone-and Rubicon’s data showed that if the City were to reduce its routes by just five, taxpayer savings could total approximately $375,000 per year.

Rubicon has won a number of industry awards so far in 2021, including Fast Company’s signature awards franchise, the World’s Most Innovative Companies, in which Rubicon ranked number six in the Enterprise category; the Business Intelligence Group Innovation Awards; and the Capital Finance International Best SaaS Smart City Solutions Award.