Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference

September 27, 2022


Upcoming presentations at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference on October 4:

SCS Engineers (SCS) was retained by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to assist in performing research, facilitating stakeholder and subcommittee meetings, and coordinating project meetings to explore and develop potential strategies that would help transition Iowa to a sustainable materials management (SMM) system approach. The firm was also retained to perform a waste characterization study at ten landfills across Iowa during the summer of 2022, focusing on how we can best use resources to their highest and best values.

SCS Engineers will be presenting on these topics during the welcoming events on Tuesday, October 4, starting at 8:00 am, following the Iowa DNR update. Christine Collier, P.E., will discuss work with a stakeholder group and four subcommittees to identify potential SMM strategies that focus on the four primary material categories: Construction and Demolition Debris; Organics and Fibers; Plastics; and Renewable Energy Equipment.

Hannah Sperfslage and Jeff Phillips will discuss the waste characterization study evaluating the composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated from residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) sectors and the visual characterization of construction and demolition debris (C&D). The results will help the DNR and solid waste planning agencies measure progress in obtaining waste reduction and recycling goals. They will be the basis for implementing new programs and policies.

Learn more and register for the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

September 27, 2018

Meet SCS Engineers professionals at the 2018 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show, October 8-10 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Registration for this event is open. We hope to visit with you at SCS’s booth 104. Earn CEUs at these conference sessions.

  • Wellfield Data Management at a Glance (.5 CEUs) with Ken Brynda;  Room F at 1:50 pm.


  • Rising to the Challenge: How Dane County Leads C&D Recycling in Wisconsin (1 CEU) with Betsy Powers and Wendy Larson. Rooms K&L at 4:00.


  • Enhancing Recycling Through Market Development and Product Stewardship (.75 CEUs) with Michelle Leonard and John Foster. Rooms A&B at 8:30.


  • Organics Boot Camp (3 CEUs) includes multiple sessions:
  •   Waste Characterization Study Benefits Community Programming with Jane Wilch.
  •   Food Waste Minimization for Iowa Schools: K-12 with John Bruce.
  •   Composting Operations from an Operator’s Viewpoint with William Conrad.
  •   Organics Processing Facilities – Making More Sense than Ever with Leslie Lukacs.
  •   Modeling the Impacts of Organic Waste Diversion on LFG Recovery from Landfills with Eric Sonsthagen.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:07 am