SCS Blog

July 18, 2018

Using a remote approach to monitoring and control – saves time and money

California-based Integrated Waste is a division of the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) that operates five closed landfills. Its cloud-based RMC system monitors liquid levels in real time across the sites and notifies operators when setpoints have been exceeded. Landfill operators and technicians can look ...

July 17, 2018

Advice from the Field: Landfill Leachate Seeps

It always makes sense to stay ahead of the issues and address any potentially sensitive condition before it turns into a major problem. As discussed above, addressing leachate seeps can be done in many different ways, and the operator needs to be prepared to fight for funds to ...

July 16, 2018

More Opportunity Zones Provide New Tax Incentives, Brownfield Revitalization

Investors can defer tax on prior gains invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (a fund set up to make investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones). In addition, if investors hold the investment in the Opportunity Fund for at least five years they are eligible for capital gains tax reductions or ...

July 10, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Tier 4 Surface Emissions Monitoring Process and Issues

This paper, presented at A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference details the Tier 4 process and the potential issues that have arisen from conducting a Tier 4. This paper also assesses potential Tier 4 sites, exceedance reporting, wind monitoring, additional SEM equipment requirements, penetration monitoring, notification and reporting requirements, and impacts on solid ...

July 10, 2018

SCS Advice from the Field: Wastewater Leachate Treatment Technologies I

Biological processes have been adapted successfully from the municipal wastewater industry by the wastewater equipment manufacturers who service the solid waste industry to treat landfill leachate.  They form the basis of a viable treatment platform that can be expanded depending on the effluent requirements and other design goals.  By ...

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