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June 28, 2017

SCS Solid Waste Series: Doing More with Less, Funding a Solid Waste Fleet Replacement Program

This article provides the SCS methodology used to make projections for the financial performance of solid waste collection and disposal during a five-year planning period for the City of Pensacola, Florida. The projections were then used to model different possible rate structures for approval by the City Council. After discussion ...

June 27, 2017

Integrated Approaches to Landfill Leachate Management

Effective leachate management applies unique combinations of technologies which most adequately address the previously mentioned factors. To provide a truly sustainable solution to leachate management, SCS suggests another approach, which is to consider the landfill design and operations as part of the solution. By using the existing landfill design ...

June 26, 2017

SCS Solid Waste Series: Doing More with Less, Understanding Cost Analysis

The economic concept of the time value of money is an important one to grasp because it allows the recycling coordinator or analyst to compare the feasibility of different solid waste program alternatives. Driven by interest and inflation, it boils down to one simple rule: a dollar invested tomorrow ...

June 23, 2017

SCS Sustainability Corner: Repurpose, Reuse, Upcycle

Put them in your car’s storage compartments to avoid mildew, in your toolbox to prevent tools from rusting, on windowsills in the kitchen to banish condensation, inside the drawer with your silver or jewelry box to slow down tarnishing, tuck a few into your luggage, boxes of holiday decorations, ...

June 22, 2017

Money Saving Environmental Compliance Tip for Contaminated Soil Disposal

An NR 718 exemption is available for safely replacing other solid wastes such as contaminated sediments, fly ash, debris, or foundry sand on the same site from which they were removed, rather than taking them to a licensed landfill. These other solid wastes can not be disposed offsite under ...

June 21, 2017

Submit Your Comments on the Proposed ELG Rule by July 6

On June 6 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, published in the Federal Register its proposed rule postponing several upcoming compliance deadlines in the Agency’s Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) regulation under the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule would suspend certain compliance dates indefinitely “until EPA promulgates a final rule ...

June 21, 2017

Greening a Golf Course Even Under Drought Conditions

Groundwater can be a replacement or a backup for the municipal water supply, as well as a budget saver and an insurance policy when water is scarce. Chuck Houser describes the environmentally friendly circumstances and conditions necessary to use groundwater as a way to reduce the strain on water ...

June 20, 2017

Preventing Environmental Contamination at Mix/Load Pads

Jared Omernik suggests following five steps to prevent environmental contamination at mixing and loading pads, or mix/load pad for short. Follow Jared’s tips to achieve compliance, limit your environmental liability, and keep your operations running smoothly. Read the article in the summer 2017 edition of the Wisconsin Agribusiness News Quarterly  

June 19, 2017

Important Permit Compliance Tasks: July 15th Deadline Rapidly Approaching for Annual Reports

Identify sections/page numbers of all revisions made in the SWPPP, including the Site Plan, drainage areas and improved/added BMPs...

June 15, 2017

Run, get muddy, and help a good cause – all in a days work at SCS

The Marine Corps Mud Run® took place last weekend at Camp Pendleton in support of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Many SCSers took advantage of the opportunity to raise funds for MCCS, while simultaneously running and getting muddy! Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs are essential to meet the ...

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