La PORTE — A new partnership is expected to make a local municipality more efficient in managing waste.

La Porte has selected Recycle Track Systems, a waste and recycling management company out of New York, to provide waste services for approximately 7,500 service locations.

According to a press release from RTS, the arrangement will harness the company’s intelligent fleet management technology for all the city’s residential and governmental collections. 

RTS said the La Porte partnership marks the company’s expansion into municipality services, where RTS’s digital solutions will play a significant 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 having already established itself servicing 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 COO of RTS. “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 their tracking platform in each truck which will allow the company to better serve residents by managing service appointments real-time and offer post-trip analysis to optimize collection routes and customer response times city-wide.

“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. “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 leading environmental practices, will also take a leadership role educating La Porte’s citizens and businesses about best practices for recycling, reuse and composting. Pasquale said, “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.”

According to RTS, their reputation in sustainability efforts has earned them a Certified B Corporation recognition based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab, which identifies companies using business as a force for good.

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