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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 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

Our online calculator allows users to enter information about their business to estimate the financial benefit they will realize when using Compology.

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 07, 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