Recyclops Startup Brings Recycling To Rural Areas Using Smart-Routed Pickup Trucks

If you’re in the city, you probably put your recyclables at the curb next to your garbage. But many rural areas in the United States have little or no access to such services. Recyclops is keeping an eye out for those folks.

This Recyclops, not be confused with the character from “The Office”, is a Utah-based startup that brings recycling to areas where it’s been reduced or isn’t traditionally available, such as apartment complexes and rural markets. What’s the secret? Pickup trucks.

The company hires local independent contractors with pickup trucks, using a tech-driven smart routing app. Recyclops serves more than 3,500 homes and plans this year to more than double that number across 40 cities nationwide.

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