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COLUMBIA, Md. – RouteSmart Technologies announced that Recology of San Francisco has completed its area-wide recycling route optimization project using RouteSmart for ArcGIS software. The case study and video interview is now available on More information will be available at the Residential Recycling Conference in Chicago, IL March 19-21, 2013.

The San Francisco, CA-based resource recovery company, Recology, has completed a major re-routing project using RouteSmart for ArcGIS route optimization software. The project was a result of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ mandated goal of 75 percent waste diversion for all of San Francisco by the year 2010 and zero waste by 2020. This revolution in waste management meant a revolution within the company. Recology eliminated separate garbage and recycling vehicles and purchased dual collection vehicles that could handle garbage and recycling simultaneously, and purchased separate vehicles for organic waste. This was a drastic change – and it also meant that management needed to overhaul their entire routing system. Amy Ma, routing specialist at Recology states, “RouteSmart for ArcGIS software met our needs because it had a focus on really dense residential routing and those are exactly the types of services that were needed here in San Francisco.” Using the RouteSmart software, Recology was able to effectively create the new dual-collection routes that navigated the dense urban geography, steep hills and tight alleyways that characterize their San Francisco operating division. San Francisco now diverts 80 percent of all waste generated in the city away from landfill disposal through source reduction, reuse and recycling and composting programs. The city’s partnership with Recology and its advanced waste reduction programs have helped San Francisco become the Greenest City in North America and receive a perfect score for resource recovery and recycling category in the 2011 Siemens Green City Index.

Recology achieved great success with this re-route and they are now using RouteSmart throughout the company’s 40 subsidiaries in the 113 communities they service. To learn more about how RouteSmart helped Recology, stop by Booth #217 at the Residential Recycling Conference (RRC) in Chicago, IL from March 19-21, 2013. Jessica Cearfoss, Public Works Business Development Manager for RouteSmart Technologies will be available to demonstrate RouteSmart for ArcGIS, the industry-leading route optimization solution for residential and commercial waste collection. The RRC consists of two days of presentations by the leading recycling experts in North America. Recycling officials from Coca-Cola, Sims Municipal Recycling, Curbside Value Partnership and municipal leaders from cities like Los Angeles illustrate the high-quality speakers the RRC attracts each year.

About RouteSmart for ArcGIS 
Optimizing residential waste and recycling routes can be a complex and time-consuming task involving datasets that include tens of thousands of address points. RouteSmart for ArcGIS provides a complete set of tools to help solve these problems quickly. RouteSmart for ArcGIS allows users to model routes that utilize multi-compartment vehicles with individual hoppers for trash, recycling and/or organics.

RouteSmart for ArcGIS provides a full suite of tools to help transportation specialists in the recycling and waste collection industry improve the efficiency of their collection route operations. RouteSmart for ArcGIS operates on Esri’s ArcGIS technology platform and is continually enhanced and updated to maintain compatibility with Esri’s technology environment. Exceed your goals of reducing miles, increasing asset utilization and improving your safety record with the help of RouteSmart for ArcGIS.

About RouteSmart Technologies 
Leading organizations in the newspaper, postal and parcel delivery, public works and utilities industries have come to rely on RouteSmart Technologies to solve their complex routing problems. With an unrivaled combination of insight, experience and industry specialization, RouteSmart Technologies has established itself as a leader in vehicle route optimization software technology for the community of clients we serve.

Driven by a passion for vehicle routing technology that achieves measurable results, RouteSmart route optimization technology is continually being enhanced by an expert team focused exclusively on the needs of our clients. Comprised of the leading geospatial technologies from Esri and NAVTEQ, RouteSmart software integrates with client-side systems to form a complete routing solution for meeting the demanding operational needs of the industries we serve.

In our fourth decade of providing sustainable route optimization solutions that sweat the details of solving the most complex routing challenges with the highest degree of precision and processing performance, RouteSmart Technologies and our network of exclusive distributors is passionate about driving costs and inefficiencies out of the routing operations of our customers. With deployments that span the globe, RouteSmart Technologies software forms the backbone of organizations that are responsible for delivering or servicing millions of addresses on a daily basis.

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