Category: Education

Welcome to the Haul of Fame, an interview series from Rubicon® in which we sit down with a hauler partner to talk about their company, their community, and how they’re collaborating with Rubicon in our mission to end waste. Independent Recycling Services (IRS), headquartered in Chicago, is a waste and recycling hauler operating 50 trucks…

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Earlier this year, at the inaugural RUBICONSmartCity™ Next Summit, Rubicon brought together thought leaders, technologists, and current and prospective partners to learn from our team and each other, share best practices, and explore how RUBICONSmartCity’s cutting-edge technology can take municipal operations to the next level. On the first day of the Summit, Fred Hannon, Rubicon’s…

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Just outside the picturesque capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sits a steep mountain of trash. Surrounded on all sides by settlements tucked in among the verdant green of Ethiopia’s capital region, the mountain stands out. It towers over the nearby highway and homes. Its odor is overpowering, sometimes causing fainting spells at a nearby…

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Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. This has been true since our company’s founding, and in addition, our commitment has always been to ensure that we foster our employees’ creativity and innovation while at Rubicon®, and even further out as they move forward in their careers. We like to keep in touch with our Rubicon…

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When the summer comes to an end and fall weather begins to roll around, that means it’s time for two things: back-to-school shopping and Trick or Trash™ (more on this at the end of this article). Just because the back-to-school shopping of yesteryear involved picking up lots of single use products, plastic lunch boxes, and…

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At the inaugural RUBICONSmartCity™ Next Summit in May 2022, Rubicon brought together current and prospective partners to learn from our team and each other, share best practices, and explore how RUBICONSmartCity’s cutting-edge technology takes municipal operations to the next level. Kicking off this inaugural event was none other than the former Mayor of the City…

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At Rubicon®, we recognize the importance of every customer that joins us on our mission to end waste. Through RUBICONConnect™, our customers gain access to an all-in-one solution for their business’s waste, recycling, and sustainability needs. RUBICONConnect allows users to view their invoices and billing history, explore both cost and waste savings, and provides full…

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Food waste in America is a serious issue, both economically and environmentally. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has found that over a third of food produced in our country is wasted, costing us hundreds of billions of dollars annually. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more food arrives at landfills than any other…

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As we settle into summer, we eagerly return to some of our favorite outdoor activities such as swimming, going to the beach, and having barbecues or picnics with friends and family. While we are assembling a variety of salads into disposable plastic containers, wrapping sandwiches in plastic, and buying single use utensils and plates, an…

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Rubicon® is always searching for sustainable businesses and products to support throughout the year. The holidays—whether Memorial Day, Labor Day, or the Fourth of July—are a time for celebration and food-based fun, and as such it pays to choose sustainable snacks to enjoy while spending time with family and friends. Try out some of these…

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