Waste Management of Wisconsin (WMWI) retained SCS Engineers to permit a new compost facility. The facility was a non-exempt facility intending to accept more than 20,000 cubic yards (CY) of yard waste and more than 500 CY of food waste.
Permitting of a facility of this size required an Initial Site Inspection as well as a Plan of Operation detailing a design that meets specific code requirements. The permitting was performed during a time when changes were proposed to the state compost regulations. SCS prepared the Plan of Operation to meet the existing code requirements while including those requirements in the proposed rule that may affect the facility. In addition to working through the code concerns with WMWI and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the SCS team met the extensive requirements of the local permitting agencies.
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