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October 29, 2020

Accounting For Emissions in Solid Waste Planning

  Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants The International Solid Waste Association – ISWA, published a comprehensive report completed by SCS Engineers for ISWA under the Climate and Clean Air – CCAC, on reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants. A CCAC Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool – called SWEET, was used to investigate ...

October 27, 2020

SCS Webinar: Design, Build and Operate Landfills for Extreme Weather Resiliency

Each U.S. region faces unique weather and climate events. Solid waste facilities and landfills are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather since these facilities are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability. Register for SCS Engineers’ November ...

October 26, 2020

SCS Client Yakima County Wins Major APWA Award

  Yakima County, WA, won the Heroes Excellence award from the American Public Works Association. Karma Suchan, Solid Waste Manager, generously shared the news and acceptance video with John Richards in the Northwest Business Unit. Click to watch: Yakima County Solid Waste Rocks the APWA Heroes Excellence Award The ...

October 23, 2020

Jodie’s dropping in at RETA 2020, are you?

    Bill Lape, Project Director with SCS Tracer, will give a presentation on the effects of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulation on the ammonia refrigeration industry. Bill sits on the RETA Board of Directors. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard, or CFATS, is one of the most ...

October 22, 2020

Why is SCS Engineers dumpster diving in Wisconsin?

SCS Engineers, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – WDNR, is performing a waste sort to determine what’s in the trash going into Wisconsin’s landfills. During the waste audit, SCS will collect at least 200 samples of waste from 12 waste disposal sites across the state ...

October 20, 2020

Built to Last: Design, Build and Operate Landfills for Extreme Weather Resiliency

Each U.S. region faces unique weather and climate events. Solid waste facilities and landfills are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather since these facilities are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability. Register for SCS Engineers’ November ...

October 16, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Using Laser Technology to Control Birds at Landfills

The regulatory driver for reducing bird presence at landfills in Oregon is usually the need to reduce E. coli counts in stormwater as birds carry a range of diseases and landfills are bird feed grounds. Large aggregations of birds, especially starlings, gulls, and crows can present economic, regulatory, and ...

October 14, 2020

Landfill Closure Provides Invaluable Leachate Generation Rate Information

When the Glades County Sanitary Landfill No. 2 closed, the 6.5-acre Subtitle D landfill provided an opportunity to monitor leachate generation under controlled conditions. With ever-increasing disposal rates at wastewater treatment facilities, and the possibility of wastewater treatment plants refusing to take leachate, studying leachate generation in a controlled ...

October 12, 2020

The Trajectory of Industrial Stormwater Regulations in the US

Industrial stormwater discharge regulatory compliance defined by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System – NPDES, and the Federal Multi-Sector General Permit – MSGP, slated for implementation in January 2021, will affect state Industrial General Permits. In the states where the EPA is the regulating body (New Mexico, New Hampshire, ...

October 8, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: The Importance of Capturing Landfill Field Notes

The unsung hero at landfills with a landfill gas collection system is the humble Wellfield Technician. The position of Wellfield Technician is multifaceted; this individual needs to be well equipped to deal with constant changes. A good technician is capable of: monitoring the wellfield, interpreting the data, making various ...