May 29, 2018

Region 2000 Services Authority Wins SWANA Regional Program Achievement Award for Landfill Operations

Odor management is a foremost challenge at any landfill, but particularly challenging as Livestock Road was receiving a significant increase in solid waste just as the surrounding area was developing a subdivision adjacent to the landfill. The Authority took action, and today has documented a 98 percent decrease in ...

May 23, 2018

SCS Advice From the Field: How to Plan for Success and Become a Sustainable School

Educating everyone in the school community should be a priority for a successful program. This should include discussing the new program and providing zero waste facts during morning announcements, scheduling an assembly to walk students through what will be expected of them, meeting with lunch monitors to educate ...

May 21, 2018

SCS Advice From the Field: GCCS Construction Quality Assurance

Before commencement of drilling operations, CQA personnel visit the locations of all proposed vertical LFG extraction wells to safeguard that pre-construction survey stakes at the well locations are undisturbed. Should any stakes be found missing, CQA personnel will communicate the information to the design engineer to arrange a new ...

May 10, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Minimizing CCR Landfill Water Management Costs

  Learn how to minimize leachate and contact water management costs at coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills using good design, physical controls, and operational practices. Through the SCS use of case studies, you will learn how to assess leachate and contact water management issues and implement cost-saving techniques at ...

May 8, 2018

What’s In Your Waste? Waste Characterization Study Reveals…

In 2017, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) funded its latest statewide waste characterization study, building on three previous waste sorts performed in 1998, 2005, and 2011. This meaningful data helps IDNR and local governments make informed program and policy decisions, evaluate expanding waste diversion initiatives, and improve existing ...

May 7, 2018

Chinese Government Suspends the U.S. Operations of CCIC North America for One Month

Unofficial English Translation For Information Only According to the letter on the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) website, all ports are required to strictly follow newly imposed national environmental protection standards, and inspection and quarantine procedures imposed from May 4, 2018 through June 4, 2018. During this period pre-shipment inspections on importation ...

May 7, 2018

Wastewater Deep Injection Wells For Wastewater Disposal – Industries Tap a Unique Resource

A deep injection well lifecycle cost compares favorably with other traditional waste treatment and disposal techniques. A life-cycle cost includes the capital cost and operating and maintenance costs for the useful life of the system. On a recent project, the wastewater for disposal was groundwater contaminated with ...

May 1, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Qualifying Geosynthetic Materials for Construction

The testing performed by the engineer for qualifying a product do not count toward conformance testing of materials delivered to the site. The qualifying procedures are solely for accepting a certain type of product to be used in the project, but the specific rolls of pre-qualified product manufactured for ...

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