Waste Services Company Goes Green with In-Vehicle Data Collection and Management

Based in Seattle, WA, CleanScapes is a solid waste collection, streetscapes management and recycling company. The company was founded in 1997 with a focus on revitalizing the historic Pioneer Square area of Seattle through streetscapes maintenance. In 2008, CleanScapes began serving as the waste collection contractor for the City of Shoreline, followed soon after by the City of Seattle. The company has grown from just two employees to over 250 and serves three states.

Business Challenge

For decades, waste collection companies relied upon paper route-books for their drivers to identify service areas, as well as record and report whether or not a can’s contents had been successfully collected. To improve the speed and accuracy of reported collection data, CleanScapes began working with Routeware, a leading provider of GPS routing software specialized for the waste industry, to implement an in-vehicle computer solution and help CleanScapes transition from a paper-based to an electronic-based data transmission and management system.

Sierra Wireless Solution

A key component of any in-vehicle solution is the mobile connectivity and GPS information. Routeware, who has over a decade of experience in deploying routing solutions, recommended that CleanScapes use the AirLink® intelligent gateways integrated with their routing software.

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