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May 22, 2020

EREF Survey to Assess the Frequency and Causes of Fires at Scrap & Recycling Facilities

Circulated with permission from EREF – Press Release For years, the public has considered recycling to be one of the best methods of preserving the environment and preventing valuable materials from going to the landfill. Coupled with this is the misconception that landfills are actually harmful to the environment. As a result ...

May 20, 2020

Landfill Airspace – Are You Maximizing Your Greatest Asset?

SCS’s Advice from the Field Series Landfills, especially large regional landfills, are huge enterprises with many different operations ongoing daily. A landfill’s tangible assets are equipment, buildings, machinery, construction materials in the ground, or stockpiled to support various operations. Of all these, the most significant asset is the permitted ...

May 18, 2020

ENR Ranks SCS Engineers as a Top-Tier Design-Build Firm for 19 Consecutive Years

Recently SCS Engineers achieved two Design-Build rankings in the 2019 Engineering News-Record – ENR, Top 500 Environmental Sourcebook, which publishes in May 2020. “Our greatest reward is client satisfaction,” Mr. Jim Walsh, President, and CEO of SCS Engineers. SCS ranks highly in both Design-Build for these environmental categories as ...

May 15, 2020

Congratulations to LA County Public Works Recognized for “Scrape Your Plate”

Los Angeles County Public Works – Environmental Programs Division is receiving a 2019 Food Recovery Challenge Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency – USEPA this year. The national recognition is for the County’s substantial increase in food recovery and sustainable materials management. EPA’s data-driven awards are based ...

May 13, 2020

RETA Operator Training from the Comfort and Safety of Home

No airplanes, trains, buses, taxis, or Uber required. SCS Engineers has been working diligently these past few weeks to bring online training to you. With our Tracer team’s dedication, we are excited to let you know, SCS is offering these online classes: Ammonia Refrigeration Operator I & II, Intro ...

May 11, 2020

Emerging Design Concepts to Facilitate Flow of Liquids on Landfills

It’s basically a circular hole with a gravel pipe in the middle, constructed at different stages of landfill filling operations, which enables water to flow through quickly while removing gas. The first tier is typically installed over 80 feet of waste, and the next one over another 80 feet of ...

May 6, 2020

Recent Court and EPA Decisions Impacting Industries

According to the announcement, annual trends are responsive to weather variability and economic conditions. Year-over-year, national GHG emissions were 3% higher in 2018 than the prior year, due to multiple factors, including increased energy consumption from greater heating and cooling needs due to a colder winter and hotter summer ...

May 4, 2020

Treating Ammonia in Landfill Leachate

In this Waste Today article, Sam Cooke discusses the factors, treatment options,  analytical methods,  and identifying PFAS sources to most effectively reduce the concentrations of ammonia and PFAS in landfill leachate. Reducing these concentrations help meet discharge permit requirements for direct discharge of treated leachate to surface waters and ...

May 1, 2020

SWANA Young Professional of the Year Lindsey Carlson

SWANA’s Badger Chapter Board of Directors recognized Lindsey Carlson with the YP of the Year Award.  Lindsey is an employee-owner at SCS Engineers on the solid waste management team performing Construction Quality Assurance – CQA and reporting for field projects, as well as OM&M on landfills and assisting with ...