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WasteExpo 2020, New Orleans

May 4, 2020

Meet SCS Professionals, visit our booth, get inspired, and find the answers to your waste & recycling challenges at WasteExpo, May 4-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Enjoy an interactive conference program, see over 600 exhibitors, and network with 14, 500 of the best and brightest in the industry.  WasteExpo 2020 will feature more educational sessions than ever before!  Conference sessions will include presentations on the following topics:

Alternative Fuel Fleets
Anaerobic Digestion Technologies
Case Studies of Anaerobic Digestion, Biogas and Biofuel Production
Circular Economy & Sustainability Initiatives
Composting Infrastructure Development
Construction and Demolition Trends
Contract Negotiation and Municipal Bids
Drones, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Food Waste Prevention, Reduction & Recovery
Hard to Recycle Items
Leachate Management Technologies
MRF Operations
Municipal Recycling Issues
Organics Waste Processing
Organics Waste Reduction & Diversion
Single Use Plastics
Technology and Food Waste Reduction
The Status of Recycling & National SWORD
Trends in Landfill Management
Waste Conversion Technologies
Wasted Food Policy and Management
Zero Waste Initiatives
and More!

The WasteExpo Spotlight Sessions are some of the most attended sessions at WasteExpo – because these insight-packed sessions allow attendees to explore top industry trends for free!

Nothing Wasted! is an open forum for new ideas. Hear inspired talks from a wide array of thought leaders and visionaries. In each session, you’ll hear from three to four thought leaders, visionaries, seekers and seers—who’ll share impactful, inspirational, influential, or even provocative ideas. You’ll walk away with powerful ideas and perspectives that will make you a more thoughtful and creative problem-solver on the job.

Check back often as the conference takes shape. More details to come!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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Arizona Recycling Coalition 25th Annual Conference

October 28, 2019

The Arizona Recycling Coalition (AzRC) is hosting its 25th Anniversary statewide conference on October 28, 2019 at the Phoenix Mesa Marriott Hotel.

SCS Engineers professional Tracie Bills will speak about “A Look into California Recycling Legislation AB341” and the “Brazilian Social Composting Program.”

The conference will conclude with a 25th Anniversary Mixer.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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BioCycle REFOR19, 19th Annual Conference, Madison, WI

October 28, 2019

Visit SCS Engineers’ booth (Booth 50) and meet our professionals attending and presenting at BioCycle Magazine’s 19th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling (REFOR19), October 28-31, 2019, at the Madison Marriott West, in Madison, Wisconsin.  SCS is a conference sponsor.

SCS Professional Betsy Powers, together with Andrew Zikeli of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC, will speak about “Navigating the RNG Pipeline Permitting Process.”

REFOR19 will bring experts together to help you tap new renewable energy from organics opportunities, solve core challenges, explore solutions, and increase biogas production and markets for digestate and nutrients.

The conference will feature four days of the most authoritative intel on

  • Business and logistics of renewable natural gas from anaerobic digestion facilities
  • Project development, financing
  • Feedstocks, materials handling
  • AD + composting symbiosis
  • Biogas and digestate markets
  • Codigestion At WRRFs, agricultural digesters
  • BMPs for AD facilities
  • Contaminant management
  • RFS, LCFS updates
  • Public policies and regulations
  • Organics recycling infrastructure

In addition to the conference sessions, workshop, and site tours, this is a great networking opportunity.  Make valuable connections with AD industry trendsetters and meet with the who’s who in the anaerobic digestion and renewable energy industry, including local, state and federal government officials, facility managers, investors, organic waste generators, private sector project developers, nutrient managers, digester operators, and farmers.

For more information and to register, visit the event website. Register today!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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New Jersey Composting Council Organic Waste Management Summit

October 1, 2019

The New Jersey Composting Council (NJCC) is hosting New Jersey’s first Organic Waste Management Summit at the Rutgers Eco Complex in Bordentown, NJ, on October 1.  SCS Engineers is pleased to be a sponsor of this exciting event – stop by our booth!

SCS Project Director Greg McCarron will present on large-scale compost systems.

The summit is geared toward organics processors, composters, haulers, regulators, academics, organics waste management professionals, and sustainable community organizations and nonprofits to participate in a conversation about New Jersey’s organics management practices.

The NJCC recognizes the national momentum around public policy, technology and investment in organics management programs, and organized the summit to showcase existing activity within the state and highlight the expansive opportunities to generate in-state revenue and lead environmental initiatives. With organics waste legislation and sustainable infrastructure regulations in development, now is the perfect time to plan for the future of organics waste management in the Garden State.

Summit panelists will be experienced industry professionals, academics, and regulators who will address topics that include:

  • Curbside Food Waste challenges and logistics
  • The state of organics, laws and legislation in New Jersey
  • Compost and Digester technologies
  • Compostable products and their processing
  • Community Composting
  • Compost utilization and marketing
  • Efficient approaches to achieve Circular Carbon Economy

USCC Professional certification credits and Rutgers Recycling Continuing education credits will be available for attendees.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:30 am
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EREF Summit on Organics

July 17, 2019

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will host a Summit on Organics in San Francisco, California, July 17-18, 2019.

SCS Recycling and Composting specialist, Tracie Bills, will speak about “Selecting Composting Technology to Achieve Low Contamination” (Wednesday, 3:30) and other SCS professionals will be in attendance.

EREF’s summit will cover the latest in organics management research and policy.  It will bring together practicing engineers, academics, industry professionals, government personnel, and policy makers to discuss topics related to organic waste management. On top of the cutting edge research and facility tour, you can expect numerous networking opportunities with professionals and academics sharing your interest in organics.

The event will feature tours of South San Francisco Scavenger Anaerobic Digestion Facilities and GreenWaste Recovery’s new materials recovery facility.

The agenda is still taking shape, but anticipated presentation topics include:

    • Technology (e.g. composting, anaerobic digestion)
    • Collection and material separation
    • Policy successes and/or lessons learned
    • Permitting considerations
    • Air and stormwater emissions
    • State and local infrastructure development
    • Perspectives and needs in California
    • End product quality, end markets
    • Case studies and pilot projects (e.g. institutional, municipal)
    • Emerging topics, cutting-edge research (e.g. PFOAs)

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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2019 AOR Annual Conference & Tradeshow

June 19, 2019

The Association of Oregon Recyclers is hosting their 41st Annual Conference & Tradeshow at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon, June 19-21, 2019.

This year’s conference will feature sessions on innovations in the recycling, reuse, waste reduction, and resource and materials management industry and workshops on issues impacting our industry.

The Association of Oregon Recyclers is committed to achieving a system of sustainable materials management by supporting high-quality recycling and composting, thoughtful consumption, and producer responsibility.

AOR’s mission is to provide value to its members by hosting educational events, delivering publications to enhance our understanding and connections to diverse perspectives, and lobbying for legislation that supports sustainable materials management.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island

June 18, 2019

Clean Ocean Access is hosting  Healthy Soils Healthy Seas Rhode Island – Stakeholder Meeting #2 on June 18 at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

The overarching goal of the Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas Rhode Island (HSHSRI) Project is to protect ocean health by establishing a multi-year integrated materials management solution with an initial pilot program focused on business and residential composting on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, to inspire behavior change resulting in the reduction and elimination of litter that would otherwise become marine debris.

The HSHSRI program combines with existing composting efforts into a pilot program that aims to demonstrate the effectiveness, efficiency, and strategic benefit of diverting food waste from the landfill. By bringing together business composting, curbside composting, market drop off composting, and backyard composting, a reduction will result in less food waste collected, transported, and sent to the landfill. This also creates a financial incentive for residents, businesses, and local governments to examine the long-term value of island-wide composting efforts.

Register today!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 1:00 pm
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Waste Management Celebrates a Decade of Suporting Local Schools at 10th Annual Earth Day Event

April 24, 2019

These kids are among the more than 1,200 students and their families who took the pledge to recycle right at the 10th Annual Earth Day Event celebration hosted by Waste Management at Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park. SCS Engineers professionals contributed their support and know-how to celebrate and educate at the environmental event.

Photo Credit: Kara Starzyk
Students from 16 area elementary schools learned about the environment in a fun-filled day at Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park with the support of SCS Engineers.

For the past decade, the event has offered students hands-on recycling, renewable energy and environmental-related activities. One of the most popular activities at the anniversary celebration was a wind machine in which students hilariously tried to catch swirling “hurricane debris.” The most recent storm, Hurricane Irma, added 660,000 tons of debris into the landfill in just four months. Experts explained other inner workings of the Renewable Energy Park such as how landfill gas becomes electricity and “clean” renewable energy.

The day’s activities included stations where students target what can’t be recycled in a bow and suction cup arrow game; don WM vests and hardhats beside the CNG truck which reduces greenhouse gas emissions, make a landfill out of candy before taking a bus tour of the real landfill and use recycled materials to make art with Young at Art and musical instruments with the South Florida Junior Chamber Ensemble.

Proving that being good to the environment is a winning strategy, Miami Dolphins’ former wide receiver O.J. McDuffie and former cornerback Patrick Surtain were on hand to sign autographs and take photos, many of which were shared on social media at #greenbroward, a local initiative in Broward County by Waste Management designed to engage and educate the community on sustainability efforts.

As part of the Earth Day festivities, Waste Management also awarded funds to all participating schools. The Dumpster Art Contest featured the handiwork of 14 schools that all took home gift cards to Michaels for future art projects.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:27 am
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BioCycle West Coast 2019 – 32nd Annual Conference

April 1, 2019

Meet SCS professionals at BioCycle West Coast 19, a four-day conference covering current core challenges and solutions to Catalyze Organics Recycling.  This 32nd Annual Conference will run from April 1-4, 2019, at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, in Portland, Oregon.

SCS Northern California Director, Sustainable Materials Management, Tracie Bills, will speak about “Achieving 0.5% Contamination in Compost” at the 4:15-6:00 pm session on Tuesday, April 2.

BioCycle West Cost 19 features the faces and minds behind organics recycling – the BioCycle think tank.  Conference topics will include:

  • Program development
  • Organics collection strategies
  • Composting
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Compost markets
  • Biogas and digestate markets
  • Food waste prevention and recovery
  • BMPs for composting and AD facilities
  • Contaminant management
  • Compostable products

The conference will also feature workshops and site tours, will bring experts together to address current core challenges and solutions to catalyze organics recycling:

  • changing behavior, from households to municipal decision makers, to improve the success and effectiveness of organics recycling programs.
  • Composting facility assessments to upgrade operations to take multiple feedstock streams and build high value compost markets.
  • Business and logistics of renewable natural gas from anaerobic digestion facilities
  • State and local policies that facilitate organics diversion and market development

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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NCRA Recycling Update 2019

March 19, 2019

Meet SCS Engineers professionals, including Tracie Bills, Leslie Lukacs, Michelle Hoffman, and Lisa Coelho, at the Recycling Update conference  — THE event of the season for Northern California resource management professionals. Part of the Northern California Recycling Association’s (NCRA) “Zero Waste Week”, RU features 25 experts speaking on the spectrum of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot, as well as numerous networking opportunities, a delicious Zero Waste lunch, and plenty of ideas to bring home to your community!

Often referred to as conference “speed dating,” speakers have only 10 minutes (plus a few minutes of Q&A) to let you know about the latest and greatest in waste reduction, high diversion, and Zero Waste. Attendees include municipal staff, service providers, consultants and activists as well as local, regional and state policy-makers and members of the media covering Sustainability, Zero Waste, Reuse, Recycling, Composting and Product Stewardship.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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