SCS Blog

December 2, 2020

PFAS – the financial and logistical challenges for landfills

Across the industry, stakeholders agree the next few years will be critical in shaping how landfills deal with PFAS and how the public perceives it. Waste trade associations, scientists, and a host of organizations are in the midst of conducting a number of studies looking closely at the issue, ...

December 1, 2020

SCS Engineers Board of Directors Announces Promotions

SCS Engineers is 100% employee-owned electing its Board of Directors. Following our November Board Meeting, we are pleased to announce the promotion of several key professionals, including Robert Dick in Virginia and Michelle Leonard in California, as Senior Vice Presidents.   These professionals inform our business strategies and technical ...

November 30, 2020

Jeff Phillips Starts Sustainable Materials Management Position with SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers welcomes Project Manager Jeff Phillips to the Clive, Iowa office. Jeff works with a growing number of solid waste management clients interested in integrating sustainable materials management into their solid waste master plans. The practice is widely known as Integrated Solid Waste Management, ISWM. Jeff Phillips comes ...

November 30, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Standard Coordinate Systems for Landfill Topographic Maps

Landfill engineers rely heavily on topographic maps in their design work. Topographic maps present elevation contours, known as contour lines, for changes in the ground surface. Surveying companies create contour lines by performing land surveys, Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) surveys, or aerial mapping. In all cases, the topographic ...

November 23, 2020

SCS Advice from the Field: Familiarization with Site History before Design Work for Landfills

Landfills are large and dynamic systems that can take several decades to develop. Unlike many other infrastructure projects that have a beginning and an end to the construction of the project, landfills constantly grow and change due to many factors, including but not limited to: The type of waste ...