SCS Engineers Awarded Orange County Solid Waste and Environmental Services Contract

March 4, 2019

The Florida County’s Board of Commissioners approves professional environmental services support for Solid Waste Division’s integrated facilities.

ORLANDO, FL− SCS Engineers announces today that Orange County, Florida has approved extending the firm’s environmental services in support of their Solid Waste Division (OCSWD). The services include planning, rate, waste and feasibility studies, reports, permitting, operational, and regulatory assistance by the SCS local office in Orlando.

Orange County’s integrated solid waste management system is one of the largest publicly owned facilities in the state; including active and closed landfills, a materials recovery facility, a renewable energy plant, a citizen drop recycling center, and an administration building. Waste management is among the most complex areas of any governments responsibilities; managing solid waste to protect public health, staff, and the environment while operating at the lowest possible cost. Cost is an issue looming large in our nation’s solid waste industry as the commodities markets for recycled wastes continue to drop as China creates more restrictive policies prohibiting trade.

SCS was selected because the firm’s project team brings 250 years’ combined experience developing pragmatic approaches and programs for stormwater management systems, transfer stations, material recovery facilities (MRFs), landfill gas (LFG) collection and renewable energy, compliance reporting, and many more aspects of solid waste management. The SCS team, comprised of professional engineers, geologists, hydro-geologists, scientists, planners, field technicians, financial analysts, and support personnel are accomplished in all facets of the County’s systems and objectives.

“SCS Engineers will continue to assist the OCSWD in fulfilling their obligations to citizens by providing efficient, sustainable, and publicly acceptable waste management solutions,” said SCS Vice President Ed Hilton, PE. “Our local team of professionals and technicians, led by Shane Fischer, PE, our Project Engineer, are enthusiastic about continuing their work with Orange County.”