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June 29, 2020

Unwelcomed Nuisance – Leachate Seeps Below the Final Cover Geomembrane

As long as the slope does not have its final cover, you can attempt to control leachate seeps no matter where the seep location. There are many remedies known to landfill operators for controlling seeps before the final cover, but leachate seeps below the final cover are not controllable. ...

June 26, 2020

Meet Dr. Gomathy Radhakrishna Iyer – SCS Engineers Young Professional

Dr. Gomathy Radhakrishna Iyer joined SCS Engineers in April 2019 as a Staff Professional working out of our Reston, Virginia office. She recently had the honor of delivering a presentation at the Global Waste Management Symposium in February. Learn more about Gomathy and her work as an engineer at ...

June 24, 2020

Final Cover System and Landfill Gas Piping – Design Considerations

Landfills are complex systems with many pipes for liquids and landfill gas running in many different directions. Some of these pipes are at the bottom of the landfill, such as leachate collections pipes, leachate toe drain pipes, pressure release pipes, etc. Other pipes are near the final cover system, ...

June 23, 2020

New Emissions Guidelines for MSW Landfills in Virginia – SCS Engineers Technical Bulletin

The EG rule applies to existing MSW landfills (those existing landfills that have accepted waste since November 8, 1987, and have not initiated an expansion after July 17, 2014). The new EG is intended to eventually replace the existing rules under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) of Subpart ...

June 22, 2020

Landfill Leachate Seeps – Prepare Ahead to Avoid the Consequences

Leachate seeps from relatively wet landfills are a fact of life for some operators.  Leachate seeps increase in intensity and frequency after a storm, and you’re wondering, how many seeps today; are they reaching the stormwater ditches, detention ponds, or wetlands? We all deal with daily job challenges, but ...

June 17, 2020

SWANA Collaborates with Glad to Create the Sanitation Workers Support Fund

The men and women of the solid waste industry have been continuing their jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of their hard work and sacrifice, SWANA is collaborating with Glad to support sanitation workers across the United States and Canada personally affected by COVID-19 through the Sanitation Workers ...

June 16, 2020

Landfill gas system rules are changing – SWANAPALOOZA resources help navigate the maze!

On March 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized amendments to the 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. The NESHAP rules affect air permits and landfill gas system operating requirements for most active landfills.  Read the Technical Bulletin here. Some ...

June 15, 2020

Recycling plastic bags and other plastic film is easy and convenient

It’s important to make sure we recycle right, not just recycle often! It’s exciting to see all the new products made from the bags and the technology used to sort them – but how individuals’ recycle does matter. It doesn’t take many plastic bags to get wrapped up in ...

June 11, 2020

SCS Continues Providing Essential Environmental and Safety Compliance Services

Providing a safe work environment is always essential, but never more so than now. Meeting PSM/RMP compliance deadlines, providing ammonia refrigeration operator training, and maintaining critical safety systems are key components in a safe work environment for facility employees. Safety systems, such as ammonia leak detection systems, must remain ...

June 10, 2020

Charm Industrial Announces Method for Capturing Carbon Emissions

There are many methods and actions businesses, industries, and consumers are taking to mitigate the generation of carbon emissions, such as recycling, composting, and moving to hydrogen-power vehicles, to name a few. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, the answer to cleaner air, water, and soil vary widely and work ...