Orange County, Solid Waste Division Selects SCS Engineers as Environmental and Waste Management Specialist

August 21, 2018

By the year 2020, the Orange County Sustainability Plan’s goal is to recycle 75% of generated waste.

Orlando, FL – SCS Engineers announces a new contract with Orange County to perform environmental services for the Solid Waste Division (OCSWD).

SCS’s environmental team includes engineers, consultants, hydrogeologists, and scientists used as required by the County to perform planning studies, environmental reports, permitting, and operational and regulatory assistance.

Orange County has one of the largest publically owned waste management facilities in Florida. The OCSWD is responsible for providing residential curbside collection of garbage, yard waste, and recyclable materials for County and two transfer stations. The County owns the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, the McCormick Recyclables Transfer Station, and is responsible for several special waste programs including household hazardous waste and special wastes such as tires.

SCS Engineers provides the necessary environmental and waste management expertise for air, soil, and water resource compliance with all Florida and Federal agency mandates. The firm can perform environmental and financial studies used to determine the feasibility of waste programs providing valuable information and data for integrated waste management, such as Orange County’s program. These programs help keep the operational costs as efficient as possible and are a strategic tool to support sustainable and publicly acceptable waste management solutions. The programs are more flexible as circumstances change, including evolving environmental policies, recycled materials commodities markets, and technologies vastly improving efficiencies.

“SCS has a large team that has worked on many aspects of Orange County’s solid waste program,” states Ed Hilton, an SCS vice president, and the project manager. “We’ve worked to earn the respect of the OCSWD and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with both entities.”