March 29, 2017

Managing your oil sources at facilities; it’s more than compliance – SPCC can help limit liability too

By Chris Jimieson, PE and Jared Omernik, PE Do you know how much oil and fuel you store in aboveground containers at your facility?  If you have more than 1,320 gallons, you may need an SPCC Plan.  What is an SPCC Plan?  SPCC stands for Spill Prevention, Control, and ...

March 27, 2017

Long before it was a data center, the previous owner stored hazardous chemicals. Now what?

When Virtual Care Providers, Inc. (VCPI) set out to sell their company, David Bartlett, VCPI Chief Financial Officer, thought they had their environmental due diligence squared away. “We did our due diligence in 2006 when we purchased the property,” said Bartlett. “Unfortunately we discovered that the original Phase 1 ...

March 24, 2017

Developing a Master Plan for the City of Kirkwood, MO

At the outset of the study, the City expressed an interest in evaluating six future solid waste options and programs to improve overall efficiency and estimate the future residential household fee necessary to cover the costs of the City’s solid waste programs. The options or programs that were evaluated ...

March 20, 2017

LUSTs – Arizona Proactively Minimizing the Threat to Environmental Health and Safety

According to the U.S. EPA, approximately 561,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) nationwide store petroleum or hazardous substances. The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST (LUST) is contamination of groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. EPA, states, and tribes work in partnership with ...

March 15, 2017

Smart Technologies Available for Recycling Professionals

When utilized in recycling operations, small readers placed on waste and recycling trucks can automatically detect and read RFID tags. The readers are small radios with antennas that constantly emit a signal. When a RFID tag comes within range, the reader's signal supplies the tag with the tiny bit ...

March 14, 2017

Congratulations to Phil Gearing – Selected as a 2017 SWANA Young Professional UP NORTH

SCS Engineers’ Phillip E. Gearing, PE is a winner of the SWANA 2017 Young Professional Award from the Wisconsin Badger Chapter. The Solid Waste Association of North America honors individuals like Phil who make a significant difference in the solid waste industry. Phil represents the best of the young ...

March 10, 2017

SCS Advice from the Field: Useful Tools to Minimize the Risk of Damaging Utility Lines

The Hydrovac and Air Knife will both remove soil cover and allow you to see any underground utilities or infrastructure before excavation or drilling. The Hydrovac uses pressurized water and a vacuum system to remove soil. The Air Knife accomplishes the same thing using compressed air instead of water.

March 9, 2017

SCS Engineers’ Solavann Sim Honored with 2017 Waste360 40 Under 40 Award for Innovation

  Solavann Sim, Project Director and OM&M Western Regional Manager at SCS Field Services is one of 40 young professionals recently announced by Waste360 as a 40 Under 40 next generation innovative leader, helping to shape the future of the waste and recycling industry.   What makes Sol shine ...

March 7, 2017

SCS Advice from the Field: Landfills and Air Emissions

The clock is ticking even though some issues remain unresolved. Landfill owners should maintain close contact with their state/local regulatory authority regarding the status of the regulator’s state implementation plan, due by November 2017.    Read and share the full article by David Greene, PE, here.  EPA recently established ...

March 6, 2017

Marc Rogoff Debunks the Myth That Recycling is Going Away

Eight reasons to help confront the myth include economic advice from the NWRA and SWANA. Read the article