Corporate Growth Conference 2019: A new age of technology in waste

A panel of experts discussed how the latest fleet and container technology is giving waste companies the data they need to revolutionize the way waste is collected and processed.

December 10, 2019

Recyclers Strive to Offset Low Metal Prices

American Recycler’s Maura Keller interviews Compology CEO Jason Gates to explore what’s driving low metal prices, and how technology can boost efficiency to help scrap recyclers keep their margins healthy.

December 4, 2019

Video: C&D Hauler Uses Remote Container Monitoring to Increase Revenue by 30%

Construction & Demolition Hauler, Forever Clean, uses Compology to increase dispatch efficiency, reduce operating expenses and turn containers faster to reach margins of 50%

November 25, 2019

Compology’s contamination technology gains market share

Compology’s camera technology had already gained traction as a way to assess container levels and optimize collection timing, but its new focus on contamination appears to have opened up a new set of opportunities

August 2, 2019

Compology Expands Contamination ID Capabilities

The company announced its dumpster cameras can now identify garbage bags, tanglers, propane tanks and more.

July 29, 2019

Global Race to Crack Waste Management: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

Artificial intelligence, image recognition and the future of solving the recycling problem.

July 8, 2019

Compology updates Notifications & Inbound Ordering with email and text notification options

Waste haulers can now send automated customer notifications based on container fullness directly by text or email

July 2, 2019

Ask the Expert: 8 Questions on MRF Contamination

Industry expert, Nathiel Egosi, discusses the impacts of contamination at MRFs and how upstream solutions can help

June 12, 2019

10 Tech Trends Spotted at WasteExpo 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology have become major buzz words across waste and recycling operations

June 12, 2019

Compology named to Government Technology magazine 2017 GovTech 100

Government Technology magazine has released its GovTech 100, a compendium of 100 companies focused on and making a difference in — and selling to — state and local governments.

May 6, 2019

Compology Container Data Now Available Through Any Software

Compology has introduced software integration capability for any dispatch or monitoring software.

April 26, 2019

Compology Talks Tech Trends, What to Look Out for at WasteExpo

Waste360 interviews Compology discuss some top industry trends, Compology’s focus and what’s new in 2019.

April 23, 2019

NothingWasted! Podcast: Data, IoT and The War On Contamination with Jason Gates

We sit down with Jason Gates to discuss how he started his career, learn about Compology’s origin story and where he sees the industry in the future.

April 22, 2019

The 3 Benefits of Software System Integration to Your Daily Operations

Why Compology created integration capability for their one-of-a-kind dumpster data software

March 12, 2019

WSJ: Help, We’re Drowning in Recycling! Cue the ‘Internet of Trash’

Tech won’t solve our garbage problem, but it’s at least a star

March 2, 2019

Compology’s Contamination Score provides path to sustainable, efficient recycling collection

Keeping Score on Contamination with CScore

February 12, 2019

StopWaste Chooses Compology’s Dumpster Monitoring Technology

The technology is used to reduce contamination in commercial compost streams and increase diversion of organics from landfills.

November 7, 2018

Compology’s plan to define ‘contamination’ once and for all

Compology has quietly rolled out a new contamination metric (CScore) that could bring clarity to clean recycling and organics for haulers, businesses and cities, alike.

November 5, 2018

Recycling 2.0: Reset Recycling Through Contamination Reduction

How applying machine learning to contamination identification at the source of generation enables a profitable recycling model

September 11, 2018

Startups Go Dumpster Diving with VC Funds

The global market for smart waste collection technologies will expand from $57.6 million in 2016 to over $223 million in 2025.

July 9, 2018

Air District funds $4.5 million for public agency climate protection grants

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority will use automated sensor technology (Compology) to help reduce contamination in compost.

June 19, 2018

The New Landscape: China’s Contamination Ban & The Future of Profitability in Recyclables

How haulers & generators can significantly reduce contamination in recycling to make collection & processing profitable again.

May 25, 2018

Environmental Solutions Group Discusses Partnership with Compology (VIDEO)

Pat Carroll (President of ESG) explains why we chose to partner with Compology.

April 23, 2018

Technology, IoT Continue to Inspire Smart Cities, Waste Industry Changes

The “IoT & Smart Cities: The Future is Now” session at WasteExpo will highlight the industry’s embrace of technology.

April 23, 2018

Environmental Solutions Group Announces Investment and Partnership with Compology

Compology’s Image-Based Container Sensors Bring Visibility and Efficiency to Waste and Recycling Services

April 23, 2018

Technology Companies and Products to Look Out for at WasteExpo

WasteExpo highlights Compology’s container monitoring solution and the release of Text-To-Order and upgraded Dispatch functionality.

March 21, 2018

Introducing Text-To-Order For Roll-Off Haulers

Start receiving orders through text message to simplify the service order experience for customers, streamline your operations and boost your bottom line.

March 14, 2018

Roll-off Container Monitoring Revolutionizes the Waste Industry

Wastequip’s Director of Product Management, Kirk Warren, comments on how haulers save time and money while improving customer satisfaction with image-based container monitoring solutions.

February 25, 2018

Waste Not, Want Not: The Importance of Adaptability (PODCAST: Dingman Bootstrapped)

CEO and Co-Founder of Compology, Jason Gates, discusses how the company has evolved over time and how his hands-on approach and flexibility with customers allowed him to build strong customer relationships.

December 12, 2017

Eyes In The Container

San Francisco-based waste-tech company Compology improved its wireless container sensors for smart waste management, cutting production costs, increasing battery life, and expanding cellular reception in hard-to-reach locations.

November 29, 2017

How Some California Municipalities are Using Technology to Tackle Waste Reduction

South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste, intends to use the location, fullness and service verification data, along with content visibility from Compology to set a baseline for current performance in their areas of operation. Once a baseline is established, RethinkWaste can then make data-driven decisions on how to comply with state mandates.

November 29, 2017

The Skilled Labor Cloud and the Empowered Worker

Some industries were built on physical interaction between highly skilled professionals and customers. What if you could instead create innovative digital plumbing to connect them? We love seeing entrepreneurs challenge these age-old rules to change the entire experience and value proposition of an industry that you might never think was possible.

November 15, 2017

Tech-savvy Trash

Sensor technology is allowing waste haulers to maximize loads and reduce unnecessary trips.

September 25, 2017

The Waste and Recycling Industry and the Internet of Things

Internet-enabled cans, carts, trucks and other pieces of equipment could lead to increased efficiency and lowered costs for the sector.

June 26, 2017

5 Ways To Manage Your Waste Container Inventory

Our Vice President of Operations, Dave Tessin, discusses 5 ways to manage waste container inventory and why container-based GPS is best-in-class.

June 23, 2017

How IoT technology could solve San Francisco’s waste problem

IoT tech, such as Compology’s sensors, will need to play a growing role for San Francisco to reach its zero waste goal.

May 15, 2017

WasteExpo 2017: Using big data to create a more efficient industry

Compology’s container monitoring allows for a customer outreach tool that lets customers order service or make an appointment for container maintenance with a click or a tap.

May 12, 2017

Gates Grows Compology With Smart Technology Innovations

Compology Co-Founder and Waste360 40 Under 40 Award winner, Jason Gates, discusses Compology’s container monitoring solution, challenges faced while starting the firm and what to expect from the company in the future.

April 21, 2017

Case Study: How IoT Can Drive Efficiency in Waste Management

San Francisco-based Compology uses sensors, installed into waste containers, to collect location, fullness and motion data that is then analyzed and presented through web-based software.

April 12, 2017

Compology named to Government Technology magazine 2017 GovTech 100

Government Technology magazine has released its second annual GovTech 100, a compendium of 100 companies focused on and making a difference in — and selling to — state and local governments.

January 4, 2017

Online Calculator Helps Haulers Increase Container Efficiency

September 7, 2016

Could This San Francisco Startup Transform Garbage Collecting?

The San Francisco-based startup offers a suite of sensors and a software platform that work in concert to monitor containers and driver routes to cut back on the cost of picking up half-full dumpsters.

August 15, 2016

Meet the new wave of tech companies taking out the trash

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who loves garbage more than Jason Gates, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based startup Compology.

July 18, 2016

How Smart Cans Are Making Garbage Pickup Cheaper And Less Smelly

In San Francisco, Compology is putting sensors in cans and tablets in garbage trucks to plan the perfect route.

April 28, 2016

Making Trash Pickup Smarter, Cheaper

Garbage collection can, unsurprisingly, be somewhat wasteful. Conventional practice dictates that trucks drive set routes through cities, picking up containers on a fixed schedule, whether they’re full or not.

April 22, 2016

‘Smart Garbage’ Startup Cuts City Trash Costs by 40 Percent

The Internet of Things could solution by Compology uses sensors that detect garbage levels in city trash bins and notifies waste removal trucks when it’s time to collect.

April 11, 2016

WasteCon 2015 Mega Session – Smart Trucks & New Collection Technologies

Watch Compology co-founder Jason Gates engage in a conversation on the state of technology in the solid waste industry at WasteCon 2015 in Orlando, FL.

January 13, 2016

20 Awesome Smart Tech and IoT Startups to Watch

“This makes for a more intelligent and efficient waste-management service all around…”

December 15, 2015

Waste Advantage Magazine: Breakthroughs and Innovations

“Using WasteOS Compology has helped some of the largest haulers in America reduce collection costs for front-load and roll-off containers by up to 45 percent.”

December 1, 2015

Waste Collection Sensors: Compology

“By combining data from all the dumpsters a waste management company serves, Compology creates dynamic, optimized routes and schedules for collection.”

November 20, 2015

Compology Uses OrCAD to Take the Waste Out Of Garbage Collection

“Compology is revolutionizing the way garbage is collected…”

October 22, 2015

Driven by Data

“Compology technology….allow UCSC to build on-demand, variable collection routes, determined by full bins triggered by alerts from the “smart dumpster” bin volume sensors…”

October 21, 2015

Launch Pad On SiriusXM Business Radio

“Host Rob Coneybeer speaks with Compology founder Jason Gates about how his startup is using software and sensors to improve the efficiency of waste collection…”

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October 7, 2015

4 Reasons You Should Care About Energy Efficiency

“There’s tremendous opportunity to develop new business models that leverage the innovations in energy efficiency technology,” says Jason Gates of Compology…

September 25, 2015

Talkin’ Trash: Quotes from Compology, Caesars Entertainment, and more

“We don’t want to just provide more data, we want to provide something that’s actionable…”

September 11, 2015

Refuse revolution: 4 companies transforming the trash bin

“Three years ago, Jason Gates and Ben Chehebar co-founded Compology, a San Francisco-based software company that is also optimizing route efficiency for trash haulers…”

September 10, 2015