Recology Uses Analytics to Create a Cleaner Future with KeyInfo

Recology Case Study

Recology had challenges managing their fleet of trucks and managing the 3 tons of waste they route through San Francisco on a daily basis,” reports Lief Morin, President at KeyInfo™. IBM and KeyInfo™ were called in to look at how Recology’s data could be used to improve operational efficiency, to get the same amount of trash collected and handled more efficiently for the City of San Francisco. “With the help of IBM and KeyInfo™, we’ve been able to mine data that wasn’t possible, getting at routes and customer data faster than ever before and getting us closer to zero waste by 2020,” confirmed Mike Sangiacomo, Recology President and CEO.

In collaboration with IBM Business Partner Key Information Systems, Recology is using IBM’s Smarter Computing approach to collect and analyze large sets of data to determine types and quantities of materials in San Francisco’s waste stream. With the use of an IBM Power System server, Recology is able to pinpoint the location, types and amount of waste that needs to be collected with the use of IBM’s Smarter Computing technology to route trucks and identify the most effective recycling programs to best serve the different business districts and neighborhoods in San Francisco.

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