Compology announces green grant initiative for municipalities
San Francisco-based Compology has announced its Clean and Green grants initiative, which will be offered to 25 municipalities of any size throughout the United States and provide cities with Compology’s technology enabling them to take control of their landfill waste, improve recycling rates, lower carbon emissions and save money.
According to the company, as a result of outdated infrastructure, much of the country’s waste ends up in landfills, which are responsible for 15 percent of the U.S.’s total methane emissions, while decades of disinvestment in green technology leaves many recycling facilities unable to properly sort materials, diverting 30 percent of recyclable materials directly into landfills.
Compology will provide each grantee with up to 10 of their military-grade smart cameras, installed on commercial municipal waste and recycling dumpsters throughout the city. Using secure artificial intelligence (AI) software, Compology will then provide each municipality with data to reduce unnecessary waste pickups, enhance recycling rates and highlight reduced carbon emissions. In addition to the environmental impacts, Compology’s technology results in an average of almost $2,000 in savings per year per dumpster, and when implemented across hundreds of dumpsters citywide, it could lead to millions of dollars saved each year.
“For far too long cities and businesses have had to decide between doing the right thing for the environment or for budgets,” said Jason Gates, CEO of Compology. “Our eco-friendly waste-metering technology helps governments and corporations save thousands of dollars each year while having a positive measurable impact on their environment. Through our new grant program, we’re thrilled to help cities do good while doing well—helping them meet both their sustainability and budget goals.”
Compology’s Clean and Green grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. Interested parties can apply at compology.com/city-grant.