January 30, 2018

SWANA Launches Online Certification Testing

SWANA’s new online testing platform gives members and industry professionals easy access to SWANA’s leading certification courses and exams. The online testing platform has many benefits: Gives professionals the option to take exams at any time or location, Provides 48-hour pass/fail notification, Easier to fit job development and training into busy schedules, ...

January 26, 2018

SCS Engineers Young Professional Recognized by the Society of Military Engineers

The Washington D.C. Post of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Board of Directors selected David Hostetter for his Outstanding Contributions by a Young Civilian Member. Hostetter says he focuses on three things in his work: using his engineering skills to make a difference in the world, serving his ...

January 25, 2018

Redeveloping Landfills

As the real estate market improves, interest in these brownfields properties is too. Redeveloping landfill sites can be challenging but has been successfully done in the past. Start your project by engaging the relevant agencies to negotiate the path forward for development. Specific conditions of approval should be negotiated ...

January 24, 2018

A variety of odor mitigation strategies can be employed at solid waste facilities.

Odor management remains one of the most daunting tasks for any solid waste facility. Part I of Pat Sullivan’s series on odor management at solid facilities covered regulatory requirements with two case studies detailing real-world examples of facilities battling odor issues. Part II of his series covers odor assessment, ...

January 22, 2018

Innovative Annulus Pressure Monitoring and Control Design for High Pressure Class I Wells with Depths in Excess of 10,000 Feet

High-pressure injection of liquids can be challenging in Class I wells where depths exceed 10,000 feet and extreme temperature variations occur between injection and shut-in conditions. Elevated downhole temperatures at these depths create a high-temperature differential between the injectate and annular fluid resulting in significant swings of annulus pressure ...

January 18, 2018

China and Recycled Commodities: The Perfect Storm?

Marc Rogoff sees unprecedented factors in play as “The Perfect Storm”—the banning of solid waste materials and imposing an almost unreachable contamination standard on bales entering China. Read his recent article to get started on a solution relevant in your region and return again to follow our series of articles on ...

January 17, 2018

Mike Miller of SCS Engineers Keeps Nebraska Beautiful

Governor Pete Ricketts recently re-appointed Mike Miller of SCS Engineers to the Governor’s Council to Keep Nebraska Beautiful for an additional term until December 31, 2020. In a letter dated December 19, 2017, the Governor expressed his gratitude for Mike’s valuable input and service to the citizens of the ...

January 9, 2018

How’d they do it? Decentralized Urban Composting

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse is a program funded by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), which features a community composting facility, located under the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City, New York.  The compost facility is part of a community-scale composting network. The ...

January 5, 2018

Meet Somshekhar Kundral – Project Manager at SCS Engineers, Miami

Som Kundral is a Project Manager with the Miami office. He is currently managing a 500-acre C&D landfill redevelopment project involving multiple engineering disciplines. Som serves clients in the region by providing design and construction oversight of groundwater remediation and landfill gas management systems. He says redevelopment on old ...

January 2, 2018

Organics Collection – A Future in Your State?

Many state and provincial governments have begun promulgating policies and regulations that target the recycling of organics prompting local solid waste agencies to develop advanced municipal curbside collection programs. A key question for local solid waste agencies to answer is, what types of organic wastes will be targeted for ...

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