SCS Blog

February 19, 2018

ReFED Resources for the Prevention, Recovery, and Recycling of Food Waste

They provide best practices and strategies as well as present a set of proven prevention, recovery and recycling solutions to help the foodservice and restaurant sectors prioritize and accelerate waste reduction activities. Food waste reduction is quickly becoming a key element of financial and reputational value for restaurants and ...

February 15, 2018

Hydrogen Sulfide is Bad News: Prevention and Treatment

As some landfill owners have learned the hard way, the co-disposal of construction and demolition (C&D) fines or sulfur-containing industrial wastes in municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills can generate hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas.  H2S emissions are problematic at a landfill as they can cause odor, create worker safety issues, ...

February 12, 2018

Complexities of Managing a Deep Dynamic Compaction Project for the Green Developer

Experience of the engineer with the type of the material below the surface is important because the type of material plays an important role in selecting the DDC design parameters used in the model. The design methodology considers four categories of materials in pervious grained soil, semi-pervious soil, ...

February 5, 2018

Open up possibilities for new recyclable commodities markets

Paper, corrugated cardboard, plastics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals are separated using automated bulk separation equipment. Uncontaminated materials go for recycling. Contaminated materials receive pulping and washing treatments. Organic materials such as food, yard waste, and wood waste also go through the same processes. The outputs are reused to create ...

February 1, 2018

Reducing Groundwater Monitoring at Closed Landfills

Hundreds of closed landfills in Wisconsin are required to perform groundwater monitoring and reporting. Typically, the frequency of monitoring, size of the monitoring well arrays, and the list of required parameters, was established many years ago as part of the landfill operating permit or closure plan approval. There is ...

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