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U.S. communities adopt web-based auditing technology

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) and the Tri-County Solid Waste District in the Northwest Arkansas...


The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) and the Tri-County Solid Waste District in the Northwest Arkansas recently signed up to use a web-based auditing technology to increase commercial recycling.

SWACO is one of 52 solid waste districts in Ohio and has become a catalyst for recycling and reuse programs in Franklin County. The SWACO service area has a population of over one million and includes more than 28,000 businesses. The Tri-County Solid Waste District is one of 16 regional districts in Arkansas and has a population of about 325,000 and 8,600 businesses.

The patented SmartEngine is the first web-based waste auditing technology that public solid waste agencies can integrate to their web sites to promote increased recycling and online audits of a property’s solid waste practices and service charges. A report, using local waste collection data and recycling service providers, is generated for each business. SmartEngine can reach businesses at a fraction of the time and money it costs to physically conduct onsite waste audits.

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. launched the current version of SmartEngine at SWANA’s 2004 WASTECON conference in Phoenix. They are now formally marketing SmartEngine to local governments across the U.S.

For more information, contact Robert H. Brickner, senior vice-president of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. at 703-573-5800 or bbrickner@gbbinc.com


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