April 16, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the Tennessee Environmental Network Show of the South (TENSOS), hosted at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 15-17. Over 150 speakers will focus on exchanging fresh, high-value, and diverse ideas that will positively impact current and future practitioners and the environment of Tennessee and the Southeast region.

SCS is proud to be a gold sponsor and exhibitor for an event dedicated to bringing together leaders and organizations from across the solid waste and recycling industries for a two-day opportunity to share information, discuss current challenges, and spur ideas for the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with industry peers and learn important updates on issues affecting the solid waste industry.

Stop by and catch up with SCS experts Brian Gant and Tony Cartee!

Register today!



Posted by Brianna Morgan at 8:43 pm

April 16, 2024

Join SCS Experts at the 2024 Joint Solid Waste and Recycling Conference, hosted by the Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) and SWANA Old Dominion Chapter, May 14-16, at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside in Norfolk, Virginia. This year’s conference offers live learning and networking opportunities for industry professionals, with more than 40 presentations and 250 attendees. It also features a highly anticipated golf tournament, trail bike rides, industry tours, a welcome reception on the USS Wisconsin battleship, and a Young Professionals event at the Staff Hill Market Bar in Norfolk’s Waterside district.

SCS is proud to be a gold sponsor and exhibitor for this two-day event, which will bring together leaders and organizations across the solid waste and recycling industries.

SCS Experts are excited to present and lead panel discussions on the following topics this year.

Landfill Leachate Pretreatment Processes, Strategies, & Challenges

Presenter: Robert Dick, PE, Director of Mid-Atlantic Solid Waste Practice

Site Assessment for Glass Recycling Collection

Presenter: Joshua Krumski, GISP

Air Permitting in Virginia in 2024 – Panel Discussion: RNG Plants, Leachate Evaporators, Title V Permits, and More

Panel Leaders: Lucas Nachman, Victoria Essex, PE and Grace Wohlford, EIT

Register today!

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 8:37 pm

April 3, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 34th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The event is cohosted by state agencies and organizations, including the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ) and Virginia Environmental Endowment. As the Commonwealth’s premier environmental conference, it brings together environmental professionals from all sectors: government, non-profits, academia, and industry throughout Virginia. The agenda includes about thirty sessions with topics ranging from climate resilience to emerging contaminants, notable speakers, workshops, and opportunities for professionals to earn CEUs. Featured events include a keynote address by Governor Glenn Youngkin, a “Rising Leaders” workshop, and a poster showcase for college students to share their research.

Register today for this exciting event!

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 1:04 pm

April 3, 2024

Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) is hosting its 38th annual conference at The DeSoto Savannah in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.  EECMA is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping educate its members about the many issues surrounding emerging risks, environmental, asbestos, and other long-term exposure litigation that continues to challenge (re)insurers and our policyholders. Join SCS Engineers at EECMA’s 2-day conference featuring industry-specific cutting-edge topics presented by attorneys, consultants, and insurance professionals who are experts in their respective fields. Attendees can enjoy network opportunities during the kickoff dinner and keynote address on Wednesday, April 3rd, and cocktail reception on Thursday, April 4th.

Register today for this engaging event!

Posted by Brianna Morgan at 12:43 pm

February 28, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 39th Annual Northwest Regional Symposium!

The Beaver Chapter of SWANA is happy to announce the return of the 39th Annual Northwest Regional Symposium, taking place May 1st – May 3rd, 2024, at the historic McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. This years theme is Innovation: Shaping the Future of Materials Management.

Throughout the Symposium, participants will be able to engage in discussions, collaborative sessions, and hands-on workshops aimed at driving positive change and fostering innovation in the field of materials management. From exploring emerging technologies to addressing environmental challenges, the Symposium provides a holistic perspective on the evolving landscape of waste management and sustainability.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the field, this symposium offers invaluable insights, resources, and opportunities to stay ahead of the curve. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative experience in materials management!

Click here for more information and registration details.



Posted by Brianna Morgan at 10:16 am

February 8, 2024

SCS Engineers is an exhibitor of the SWANA- Georgia Chapter 2024 Spring Conference at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA, March 18 – 20.

The conference will have informative technical sessions with continuing education opportunities, a vendor trade show, a golf tournament, a fun run, a trail maintenance service project, a Young Professionals axe throwing event, a Membership Networking Event, a clay shooting event (“Buzzard Shoot”) and a Casino Night reception for all to enjoy.

Click here for schedule, registration, and other conference details. See you there!


Posted by Brianna Morgan at 10:46 am

January 31, 2024

Connect with SCS experts at the 2024 CT Compost Conference presented by the Connecticut Compost Alliance at Connecticut College on March 14th in New London, CT. This free, one-day event features engaging in-person sessions where attendees can learn more about how composting benefits local communities, businesses, residents, farms, the environment and improve climate resiliency.

Gregory McCarronSCS National Expert on Organics, Greg McCarron, PE, will present and exhibit.

SCS is proud to be a Silver sponsor for this exciting event. Registration is free and open to the public.



Posted by Brianna Morgan at 7:58 am

July 14, 2021

Mike McLaughlin pictured at left, having fun with his colleagues at SCS Engineers.


Michael W. (Mike) McLaughlin has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Environmental Law Section Board of Governors. His four-year term began on July 1. Mike began his career with SCS as a summer intern as a rising sophomore at Virginia Tech. After receiving his civil (environmental) engineering degree, he received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of law. He has been with SCS ever since, applying his combination of law, science, and engineering expertise to environmental matters. His knowledge helps businesses and communities protect air, water, and land resources while serving the needs of their clients or constituents.

McLaughlin recalls his early career choices: “It was exciting to work on some of the earliest research projects sponsored by the then-new Environmental Protection Agency. I chose W&L Law because it had Professor Andrew (Uncas) McThenia on its faculty. Uncas was a Virginia State Water Control Board member and taught one of the few environmental law classes in the country. When I told him he was the reason I came to W&L, Uncas apologized and said he would not teach environmental law anymore—the field had too much politics involved. That was an early and important lesson for me.

“Not to worry,” says Mike. “Turner Smith of the Hunton & Williams law firm taught the environmental law class; he was one of the country’s most well-known Clean Air Act attorneys. His knowledge of the subject matter and teaching ability inspired several of us to seek careers in the field.”

Redevelopment of closed landfills is an area of special interest for Mike.

Mike is SCS Engineers’ Senior Vice President of Environmental Services. He advises developers, contractors, lenders, and land development professionals on the technical and regulatory requirements for construction on brownfield sites nationwide. Landfill redevelopment is an area of special interest. His combined engineering and legal background provides an unusual perspective on land development where hazardous wastes or other environmental challenges are present.

In addition to his extensive brownfield redevelopment experience in North America, Mike has worked at more than three dozen Superfund National Priorities List sites in 17 states and on scores of regulatory compliance, voluntary cleanup, and remediation projects for commercial, industrial, municipal, and military clients. His work for electric utilities began in 1980 with research on upgrading solid waste management and has evolved to support greenhouse gas mitigation measures and support the transition to renewable energy.

Mike’s new role with the VSB builds on his decades of experience with the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, where he is completing a two-year term as Budget Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.

Our congratulations and best wishes to Mike and the VSB!






Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

November 9, 2016

SCS Engineers was selected to provide on-call services for capital improvement projects at the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) and the Tequesquite Landfill for the City of Riverside Public Works Department.

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SCS Engineers provides wastewater planning and engineering services for capital improvement projects at the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the Tequesquite Landfill for the City of Riverside Public Works Department.

SCS Engineers provides wastewater planning, compliance, and engineering services for capital improvement projects at the Riverside Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the Tequesquite Landfill for the City of Riverside Public Works Department.

Over the next three years, SCS will provide wastewater planning and engineering services; geotechnical and materials testing; specialty inspection, including concrete, structural steel, electrical, welding, instrumentation, high voltage inspection services, and other optional construction inspections; PLC programming services; landfill studies, remediation and monitoring; air quality testing and compliance services; as well as regulatory and environmental compliance services.

“SCS Engineers is excited to be a part of the RWQCP plant expansion that will ensure the City of Riverside complies with current state and federal regulations,” said Pat Sullivan, Sr. Vice President with SCS Engineers. “We look forward to assisting RWQCP and the Tequesquite Landfill meet the growing needs of their community.”

Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:28 am