SCS Press Releases

December 3, 2020

SCS Engineers® Launches SCS Groundwater™ Environmental Compliance Application

SCS Engineers’ SCSeTools® platform and applications help facilities and companies operate more efficiently by continually gauging operational health and identify trends critical to operations and the environment. Long Beach, CA – SCS Technology Services®, the technology development practice within SCS Engineers®, announces the release of a new application for ...

November 30, 2020

SCS Engineers Promotes Michelle Leonard to Senior Vice President

Long Beach, CA – SCS Engineers announces several strategic promotions that increase its support for its waste management and sustainable materials management clients in North America. This month the Board of Directors confirmed Michelle Leonard as a Senior Vice President. As a sustainable materials management leader, Leonard, well known throughout ...

November 30, 2020

SCS Engineers Promotes Robert E. Dick to Senior Vice President

Long Beach, CA – SCS Engineers announces several strategic promotions that increase its support for its landfill, waste management, and sustainable materials management clients in North America. The Board of Directors confirmed Robert E. Dick, PE, BCEE, as a Senior Vice President this month. Consistent with other professional engineers that ...

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 ...

SCS Events

December 1, 2020 - December 30, 2021

On-Demand – 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 they are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability. View the recording of this ...

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm

45th Annual A&WMA Information Exchange Virtual Conference

Please join the Air & Waste Management Association for their annual Information Exchange (virtual conference), December 8-10, 2020. The conference will feature information exchange, discussion, and solutions from and among industry and regulatory leading experts. This year’s virtual program will cover policy updates, regulatory changes, and research on the ...

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

ISWA Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries

The International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA) is hosting a virtual presentation on Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries on December 9. Agenda 5 min Introduction from SCS Engineers Vice President, James Law, Chair WGL 40 min presentation from Professor Sahadat Hossain 15 min Q&A (moderated by James Law) ...

January 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

2021 Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic Virtual – 60th Anniversary

SCS Engineers is a sponsor of the 2021 Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic virtual conference and tradeshow, January 11 – 14, 2021. This is the 60th Anniversary of this important conference and tradeshow.  The conference will offer over 25 continuing education credits, and a virtual trade show with exhibitors showcasing the ...

January 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

WASTECON Becomes Virtual Event – Embracing Disruption

SWANA will host is annual national conference, WASTECON® as a Virtual event aptly called “Embracing Disruption”, January 26-28, 2021. SWANA’s re-engineered executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industry will be more accessible than ever. Each keynote session will include high impact speakers discussing the issues that ...

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