White Papers

December 1, 2020

Do we need landfills?

A fully Sanitary Landfill will be able to avoid most of the global issues facing countries with open dumps. The ISWA Task Force on Closing Dumpsites will help the owner or local authority apply for funds from international sources to implement the study’s recommendations. Through this effort, the team ...

October 14, 2020

ISWA Estimation of Waste Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using SWEET, Sep 2020

SWEET – Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool This is the final report completed by SCS Engineers for ISWA under the Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) funded project on reducing short-lived climate pollutants. Share this paper using email or social media icons on the left. Download this paper using the ...

September 20, 2020

Responsible Solid Waste Management, APWA, 2020

The concept of integrated solid waste management is increasingly being used by states and local governments as they plan for the future. This management practice includes the source reduction of certain MSW streams and the recovery of generated waste for recycling or composting. It also includes environmentally sound management ...

August 17, 2020

Sample of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Letter Dated Aug. 17, 2020

Reminder Letter to Include Evaluation of Emerging Contaminants in Site Investigation The purpose of this letter is to remind Responsible Parties to assess emerging contaminants and their potential impacts as early in the cleanup process as possible, preferably during the site investigation phase. Contaminants may be present based on ...

July 30, 2020

Streamlining the Federal Environmental Review Process, ABA-NREV, Jul. 2020

Nathan Eady discusses the imperfections and value of FAST-41. Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. § 4370m et seq., commonly known as the FAST-41 program, provides a set of tools to help coordinate the environmental processing and approval of most major infrastructure projects. ...