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Rise in Refuse & Recycling Collection Contracts in Middle East

With recent route optimisation and GIS-based smartphone app project wins, Integrated Skills Ltd (ISL) is witnessing an increase in the number of tenders published in the Middle East for the collection of refuse and recycling. In the first quarter of this year, ISL has received orders in excess of £100,000 from clients in Lebanon, Oman and Bahrain for route optimisation consultancy, contractor management system upgrades and related software & services. According to Matt Polson, Director at ISL, “Many countries in the Middle East have in recent years developed European style waste management policies to divert from landfill, increase recycling rates and introduce innovative energy from waste processes. One outcome of these policies is the requirement for efficient refuse and recycling collection operations provided by private waste contractors who seek assistance from ISL to produce cost effective routes.” Matt continues “Even though the use of

According to Matt Polson, Director at ISL, “Many countries in the Middle East have in recent years developed European style waste management policies to divert from landfill, increase recycling rates and introduce innovative energy from waste processes. One outcome of these policies is the requirement for efficient refuse and recycling collection operations provided by private waste contractors who seek assistance from ISL to produce cost effective routes.” Matt continues “Even though the use of

Matt continues “Even though the use of GIS-based data collection software to map assets (bins) and GIS route optimisation software is a relatively new concept for many in the Middle East waste sector, it is being readily adopted. This is especially true for contractors who are increasingly using GIS-based technology to hone their tender submissions ensuring that they are fully aware of the collection costs at the bid stage.” Alan Paget, Sales & Marketing Director at ISL, concludes “ISL has a proven history of working in the waste sector in the Middle East. The recent upsurge in GIS software related clients is set to continue throughout 2015 into 2016 as the waste sector in the Middle East matures relying more and more on technologies to improve

Alan Paget, Sales & Marketing Director at ISL, concludes “ISL has a proven history of working in the waste sector in the Middle East. The recent upsurge in GIS software related clients is set to continue throughout 2015 into 2016 as the waste sector in the Middle East matures relying more and more on technologies to improve operational efficiencies.”


About Integrated Skills Limited:

Integrated Skills Ltd is an environmental management consultancy and software development provider specialising in various sectors including:

  • Environmental Services
  • Parcel & Post
  • Utilities
  • Private Sector Logistics

Integrated Skills has completed over 500 projects for a variety of public and private sector organisations in more than 70 countries worldwide.


About Our Software Solutions:

Integrated Skills has extensive in-house IT capabilities relating to solid waste management, including:

  • Performance Manager™ (waste services contract management system)
  • RouteSmart™ route optimisation software (waste collection, street cleansing, etc.)
  • Fusion™ (online platform to support the day-to-day management of round based services such as waste & recycling collection)
  • Navigator™ (in-cab GPS navigation for waste collection, street cleansing, etc. and reporting of property/street issues)
  • TrackSmart™ (in-cab GPS tracking and data analysis service for benchmarking existing routes and productivities for waste collection, street cleansing, etc.)
  • WasteSurvey App and Survey Repository and Viewer
  • WinRoute™ (route planning software for the private sector with vehicle-based operations)
  • Bespoke database systems and applications: design, development, implementation and support for bespoke web-based management information systems and database applications integrating business process management, reporting, GIS and mobile device functionality.

ISL is a partner of RouteSmart Technologies Inc.™ (www.routesmart.com) for high density, door-by-door and street-by-street route optimisation software. ISL is a partner of Descartes Systems Group (www.descartes.com) for logistics based software solutions..

ISL’s routing and optimisation and route planning software solutions improve productivity and maximises efficiency through reductions in fleet size, mileage, planning time/resource and can also be used for scenario planning when introducing new customers, vehicles, routes and services.