Mr. Yard has over 30 years of engineering experience encompassing a broad range of projects, including feasibility studies, permitting projects, conceptual designs, construction plans and specifications, construction-related services, and operations consulting. including feasibility studies, permitting projects, conceptual designs, construction plans and specifications, construction-related services, and operations consulting. He has served as engineer-of-record in the design and permitting various waste management facilities, including new landfills, landfill expansions, transfer stations, composting facilities, landfill gas (LFG) recovery/control plants, landfill closures, and material recovery facilities. In addition, he has conducted landfill operations courses and has made significant contributions to numerous operating facilities. In particular, through completing numerous feasibility studies and related financial analyses, he has assisted clients in assessing financial returns on various solid waste projects across a broad range of investment values and geographic locations.
Having worked in numerous states, he has developed considerable expertise in implementing the solid waste, air quality, and stormwater rules under the jurisdiction of various state agencies. Mr. Yard is a registered professional engineer in six states. Mr. Yard has authored numerous technical papers and has presented expert testimony before legislative committees, district court and at numerous permit hearings. In addition, he formerly served as the Director of the Landfill Management Technical Division of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).