July 31, 2017

SWANA Alert posted by SCS Engineers: EPA to Hold Public Hearing on the RFS Program Tuesday, August 1

Reprinted from SWANA Alert: On Tuesday, August 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be holding a public hearing in Washington, DC on the proposed rule, ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019.’’ In keeping with SWANA’s previous advocacy efforts in regards ...

July 27, 2017

Sorting it all out at the EREF Organics Summit

Thank you to EREF in partnership with the California Refuse and Recycling Council for the opportunity to present at the Organics Summit in Ontario California. Tracie Onstad Bills discussed how to sort through policy, program, and infrastructure to focus on the tools and concepts most useful in the thoughtful planning and ...

July 26, 2017

Meet Senior Project Manager Srividhya Viswanathan, P.E.

SCS Engineers presents a behind-the-scenes look at the special people who make us thrive and the roles they play within the firm. Senior Project Manager Srividhya Viswanathan (Vidhya) is coming up on her five year anniversary with SCS Engineers.  Vidhya, initially planning on pursuing structural engineering, changed her plan. ...

July 20, 2017

The updated 2017 unified regulatory agenda was released today; see these three important notices:

Stay of Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201704&RIN=2060-AT64   Extension of Stay of Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201704&RIN=2060-AT60   The ANPRM for bioreactor/wet landfill regs is listed for September ...

July 19, 2017

Compost Design: If you have 30 acres, 3 acres, or 1/3 acre available, you have room to compost

The compost technologies available today allow facilities to be right-sized to fit your needs and constraints.   Most of us are familiar with small-scale backyard composting and with large-scale yard waste composting on bigger sites, typically outside of urban areas, using open windrows. But did you know there’s a ...

July 18, 2017

10 Tips for Preventing Landfill Leachate

Hot off the Press at Waste360.com Article and Slideshow of Landfills using these Best Practices to prevent leachate. Click Hot off the Press to view.

July 10, 2017

Norfolk Riverfront Using Eco-Friendly Redevelopment and Restoration Techniques

Studies have indicated that pilings and other artificial structures provide possible environmental benefits, such as habitat for invertebrates, roosts for birds, and a spawning location for certain fish species (e.g., herring). However, far more studies have indicated potential harm from treated structures. It is documented that pilings will leach ...

July 5, 2017

SCS Top 10 Upstream Measures to Prevent Landfill Leachate Generation

Landfill operators are seeking new means to dispose of leachate generated at their facilities more economically. Rising costs of leachate treatment at publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) obliges landfill operators to look for alternative disposal means at a lower price. These situations encourage landfill operators and consultants to do ...