SCS’s Daniel Cooper Elected to SWANA’s Board of Directors

July 10, 2024

Daniel Cooper, SCS Engineers


Daniel Cooper and twenty other individuals devoted to resource management were recently elected to the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Board. SWANA is governed by its 21-member Board of Directors (BOD) from across the continent, who are responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing the association’s operations and policy positions.

The Board of Directors receives input from an Advisory Board of delegates from all SWANA chapters, technical divisions, private sectors, and young professional members.

Daniel (Dan) Cooper is associated with SWANA’s Landfill Gas (LFG) Technical Division and the Sunshine Chapter. He brings two decades of experience in the solid waste consulting industry and specializes in LFG collection systems, including design, permitting, compliance, testing, and construction.

Dan regularly publishes articles and presents as a recognized LFG expert at regional and national forums. Dan is an SCS Vice President and a regional leader of SCS’s solid waste engineering practice, focusing on landfill, landfill gas, solid waste facilities, and solid waste systems financial studies.

Dan’s experience extends beyond the design and construction phase of LFG systems. He is a go-to resource for Landfill gas to Energy, LFG system compliance, and Title V/Clean Air Act regulatory guidance.

Dan is a Professional Engineer in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. He earned his ME in Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida and his BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

In a recent press release, Amy Lestition Burke, SWANA’s Executive Director & CEO, said,

We are thrilled to welcome our new board members and leaders. Their extensive experience and passion for environmental stewardship will be invaluable as we navigate challenges and opportunities in our industry. Together, we aim to foster collaboration, drive innovation, promote safety, and educate others on best practices that enhance the sustainability and efficiency of waste and resource management practices.


The employee-owners of SCS Engineers congratulate and thank the former and the new SWANA Board of Directors, who provide their time and expertise to help move solid waste management to resource management using a combination of education, research, and advocacy.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 4:14 pm