Free Webinar: Capitalize On Upcoming Opportunities to Redevelop Contaminated Properties

April 29, 2021

RECORDED ON: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Brownfields redevelopment and voluntary remediation provide the opportunity to improve our communities and local economies in many different ways. SCS’s next webinar helps our clients prepare to capitalize on upcoming opportunities to redevelop contaminated properties as a result of market demands, stimulus funding, and traditional Brownfields grant programs.


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These are not really environmental projects—they are real estate projects. But meeting the environmental challenges of such projects with the “right” approach can be the difference between success and failure. We will use examples to illustrate how different solutions to environmental problems can attract community support, overcome environmental justice concerns, and safely meet the demand for affordable housing, logistics facilities to support online commerce, and other important community needs.

  • What to do now to lay the groundwork for success.
  • Where to find seed money and what it can be used to accomplish.
  • Is your project realistic?
  • How to integrate remediation and development to streamline schedules and reduce costs.
  • Recovering remediation costs and fixed price remediation.
  • Regulatory challenges—taking advantage of new elements found in voluntary cleanup programs.

Our panelists bring comprehensive expertise to the discussion, including due diligence, Brownfields, voluntary remediation, funding and grant expertise. The team answers questions throughout the presentation, and the second portion of the program is devoted to Q&A and idea exchange.

This educational, non-commercial webinar with a Q&A forum is free and open to all who want to learn more about meeting the environmental challenges these new opportunities offer.

We recommend this month’s discussion for developers, contractors, municipal officials, city managers interested in using stimulus funds for local development, and advisors such as banks, insurance firms, and attorneys to private and public entities.







Posted by Diane Samuels at 2:00 pm

Sources of Grant Funding for Solid Waste Projects

October 18, 2017

In this SCS blog, Ryan Duckett and Quinn Albertson share information about underutilized funding sources to help finance recycling, composting, collection and landfill systems improvements.

These grants often target rural areas that don’t necessarily have the support needed to catch up in today’s world of rapid technological advances. A quick Google search shows that at the national level, the USDA offers a Solid Waste Management Grant which may be applied to the cost of program improvements such as landfill evaluations, technical assistance, or training. For this particular grant, any local government, academic institution, or nonprofit servicing an area with fewer than 10,000 people may apply.

This type of funding presents an opportunity for SCS to help address clients’ financial burdens. Awareness of the grants available is a common obstacle, but with some region-specific research, potential project identification, guidance and assistance with grant funding SCS can enhance your arsenal of services.

Here are some places to look for funding:

  • USDA Waste Management Grants
  • State Environmental Agencies – VT, PA, NC, ND, and CA departments all have programs, to name a few
  • Solid Waste Management Districts/Councils
  • Non-profit organizations – e.g., the Colorado Association for Recycling
  • Private companies – Coca-Cola

Contact the authors if you have questions: Ryan Duckett and Quinn Albertson, we’re always happy to help.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am