SCS Solid Waste Landfill and Management Digest – October 2015

October 14, 2015

Stay informed. Explore a variety of topics and expand your knowledge of what’s happening in solid waste management. Today’s SCS blog covers Safety, Privatization, Anaerobic Digestion, Coal Combustion Residuals in MSWLFs, and the International Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

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worker-safety-waste-collection-scs-engineersWorker Safety in Solid Waste Collection SWANA has expanded the quality and quantity of safety education programs to its members and to the industry. Marc J. Rogoff, Ph.D., Project Director, SCS Engineers and David Biderman, Executive Director, SWANA write about these new and expanding safety programs. 




Is Privatization the Answer? You need to consider several factors before making the decision for solid waste services. The decision by a governmental agency to perform solid waste services or to outsource them (privatizing) is complex and should consider costs and the major factors discussed in this MSW Management article by Marc Rogoff, Karl Moyers, Michelle Leonard, and Robert Gardner.



Food-Waste-CompostingAnaerobic Digestion Post-consumer Food Scraps Presentation This presentation is an introduction to anaerobic digestion technologies and processes. The presentation covers the operational, construction, and permitting of facilities. What are the technical and financial considerations? Find out in this excellent guide co-authored by Greg McCarron.




SCS participates in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and six countries including the United States.

Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) SCS will participate in the CCAC’s initiative to mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) from the Municipal Solid Waste sector. Read more about this international coalition to get involved.




Municipal Solid Waste Landfills and Coal Combustion Residuals Municipal solid waste landfills can safely manage CCR from coal-burning electric utilities, and changing regulations may increase the market for off-site disposal of CCR. But landfills should accept CCR only after adjusting their procedures to reflect the special characteristics of CCR materials. What do you need to know? Find out in this article by Mike McLaughlin member of the ABA, SEER Waste and Resource Recovery Committee.

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