October 31, 2017

SCS Advice From the Field: Heat Generation in Landfills and ETLF

The characteristics noted in this blog have been observed in a few large, deep, wet landfills. Field investigations at landfills with high temperatures revealed that the highest temperatures are generally located at mid-point to the two-thirds depth of waste from the top surface. Temperatures as high as 250 ...

October 30, 2017

Avoid Soft Soil Problems at Landfills

The first step to avoid these problems and identify problem soils is to include perimeter areas in your subsurface investigation. Perform soil borings or test pit excavations at the locations of the proposed perimeter features such as tanks or berms.

October 24, 2017

University of New Hampshire Earns AASHE Platinum STARS Rating for Sustainability

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded UNH the STARS Platinum rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. The Platinum STAR is the highest possible ...

October 23, 2017

What do General Mills, Purdue, and Southern States have in common?

If you have particulate matter emissions from grain elevator operations, or other air contaminant emissions from grain dryers, there are two categories of permits that may apply to you: construction permits and operating permits.

October 18, 2017

Sources of Grant Funding for Solid Waste Projects

In this SCS blog, Ryan Duckett and Quinn Albertson share information about underutilized funding sources to help finance recycling, composting, collection and landfill systems improvements.

October 10, 2017

Is your facility’s odor management strategy reactive or proactive? 

As a result of its efforts, Facility No. 2 has seen no litigation or enforcement action related to odors, despite very close neighboring residences. Odor complaints have been reduced by more than 50 percent and, when complaints do occur, they come directly to the facility rather than through regulatory ...

October 9, 2017

Evaluating Recycling Commodity Prices for Project Feasibility

The U.S. is heavily dependent on the Chinese market for absorbing a major percentage of recyclable paper and plastics we generate. So, potential changes to that market initiated by the Chinese is a cause for concern and for assessing contingencies. Officials for the Scrap Recycling Industries, China Scrap Plastics Association, and Bureau ...

October 5, 2017

NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse

The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. The compost facility is part of the NYC Compost Project, and part of a community-scale composting network in New York City. ...

October 4, 2017

Recycling Markets: Forces and Recent Trends Affecting the Recycling Markets

Potential changes to the market initiated by the Chinese is cause for concern and for assessing contingencies. While the actual effect on the U.S. recycling market is not clear yet, it is recommended that public works officials keep a close eye on these developments in the near future. This ...

October 3, 2017

EREF Webinar – Remote Monitoring and Automating Processes at Landfills – Register Now!

On October 11, SCS Engineers’ David Hostetter and Phil Carrillo present several case studies during the webinar demonstrating how Remote Control Monitoring (RMC) has lifted the burden of data collection and facilitates the review and analysis of data for use in decision-making. In this webinar, several case studies regarding remote ...