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November 30, 2017

NWRA Webinar: Celebrating Innovation, 100% Recyclable and Free!

National Waste and Recycling Association is sponsoring a FREE 90-minute webinar on December 6 at 3:00 pm ET. The webinar is highlighting the programs, strategies, and best practices of their six 2017 Recycling Award Winners. The recipients will describe their unique blend of technologies, outreach, and program management that ...

November 28, 2017

Get ahead of the environmental reporting curve.

Ann O’Brien of SCS Engineers has pulled together a list of questions that printers should be asking themselves before the environmental reporting season is upon us. Use Ann’s questions as a guide to find out how ready your company is, and decrease your risk of non-compliance by being more organized. ...

November 21, 2017

Advice from the Field: Plan for and design a landfill gas collection system with particular attention to landfill bottom liners.

Instead of waiting to tie into the leach-ate pipe after waste is placed, which involves excavation in waste and saddling into an existing pipe, a better method would be to install the tie-in point with the original liner and leachate riser construction well before the gas system construction. A ...

November 20, 2017

Brownfields and Remediation: Restoring Properties with a Past

It is challenging to restore properties with a past, but you can do it on time and on budget if you plan ahead to address contaminated historic fill. Follow these tips and use the brownfield redevelopment checklist to keep your next redevelopment on track. Design Phase Consider how contaminated ...

November 14, 2017

Take a Look at the Benefits of Early LFG System Design

Instead of waiting to tie into the leachate pipe after waste is placed, which involves excavation in waste and saddling into an existing pipe, a better method would be to install the tie-in point with the original liner and leachate riser construction well before the gas system construction. A ...

November 8, 2017

Stormwater Compliance for Craft Brewers

How to stay in compliance, do what is right and avoid costly fines and litigation. The State of California passed regulations in 2015 that impact all craft brewers (SIC Code 2082) who must comply with these regulations by either preparing and implementing a plan or certifying “no exposure” for ...

November 7, 2017

AI and Optical scanners, engineered fuel and 3D modelling are key considerations when planning for success at the MRF

Material recovery facilities (MRFs) are seeing many challenges that directly impact operations. Some of these challenges include: new recycled material quality standards from China, the ratcheting up of voluntary and mandatory local and state recycling goals, lower tolerance for worker injury, increasing volumes and a changing waste stream, disposal bans on organics in landfills, and high demand from emerging energy ...

November 6, 2017

Our Congratulations to the SWANA 2017 Scholarship Winners

Ryan Joslyn University of Central Florida, MS Robert P. Stearns/SCS Engineers Master’s Scholar Project: Field Investigation of an Elevated Temperature Florida Landfill For reasons that are not entirely clear, incidents of elevated temperatures in municipal solid waste landfills are occurring at increasing frequency. These landfills present temperatures that well ...

November 1, 2017

SCS Advice From the Field: Temporary Caps for Landfills – A Good Financial Option?

  Temporary Caps Temporarily capping landfill slopes is becoming a common measure for landfill operators. There are many benefits to closing landfill slopes with geomembrane on a temporary basis. One of the benefits is delaying construction of the final cover. Following is a discussion of the steps that should ...

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