Inc.: How This $500 Million Company Empowers Trash Startups

The garbage industry is one that has yet to see major disruption. But one waste hauling startup, Rubicon Global, is rolling out a suite of tools to help independent haulers compete against big corporations. (…) Jimmy Contreras has started three waste hauling companies. His most recent is called RJ Waste Recovery, which he co-founded with his wife, […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Rubicon finds treasure in trash, plans 300-job Atlanta expansion

  An Atlanta technology firm backed by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio will create up to 300 jobs. Rubicon Global, billed as the “Uber for recycling,” is also raising additional funding that could value the eight-year-old firm at about $1 billion, a source said. Rubicon confirmed the fundraising plans, but declined to comment on the investment […]

Android Authority: Roadie is to UPS what Uber is to taxi cabs

Crowd-sourced product delivery service has arrived with the innovative company Roadie. The Uber-inspired, stuff-transport app has come into its own, allowing you to move anything from small packages to recliners to Labrador Retrievers across the city or throughout the states. It’s as easy as making a few taps on your phone. To break it down […]

Financial Times: Rubicon Global: Tapping an App to Dump

It has become a Silicon Valley cliché to describe companies as an “Uber” for their particular sector. But in the case of Rubicon Global, which bills itself as “Uber for trash”, the epithet is not misplaced. The Atlanta-based company offers commercial garbage pick-up at the tap of an app, and has former Uber executives as […]