SCS Engineers to Conduct Waste Characterization Study for Alameda County Agency

August 1, 2017

PLEASANTON, CA – SCS Engineers has been retained by StopWaste, a public agency formed by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, to prepare a waste characterization study and measure the agency’s progress in achieving its waste-reduction goals.

The objectives of the Waste Characterization Study are to:

  • Quantify the flow of waste to landfills
  • Provide data and analyses to measure the impacts of current programs, and compare the results with previous state and local studies
  • Provide data and analyses to allow the Alameda County Waste Management Authority to apply the results at the local level
  • Identify waste streams to be targeted for future waste reduction programs
  • Remain compliant with California statutory and regulatory requirements

To complete the study, SCS Engineers will gather waste flow information from single family, multifamily, commercial, roll off and self-haul streams across the county and compare the results to previous studies. SCS staff will also estimate the waste composition of commercial, roll off and self-haul streams.

“The results of the study will provide the StopWaste agency with the information it needs to design and implement new waste reduction programs throughout the County,” said Michelle Leonard, a vice president with SCS Engineers. “Our analysis will also ensure that the agency is in compliance with local, regional and state regulations.”