landfill stability

On-Demand – Built to Last: Design, Build and Operate Landfills for Extreme Weather Resiliency

December 1, 2020

Each U.S. region faces unique weather and climate events. Solid waste facilities and landfills are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather since they are exposed 24/7 to the environment. Extreme weather can disrupt safe and cost-effective operations, increase maintenance needs, and may compromise landfill stability.

View the recording of this SCS Engineers’ November live webinar to learn how to increase your facility’s longevity and ability to survive extreme weather. The recording includes Q&A from solid waste professionals.

Our panelists,  Robert Gardner and Bob Isenberg, bring decades of expertise to the table, including landfill design and solid waste master planning. They provide strategies and resources based on successful solutions that help support your facility as you prepare for and likely will experience severe weather disruptions.

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This educational webinar will help you:

  • Predict the impact of extreme weather on facilities and operational costs
  • Avoid costly repairs and environmental risks with planning and preparation
  • Continue to provide services to customers
  • Remain responsive to constituents’ concerns
  • Share and learn ideas and strategies among their peers without a sales pitch.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 12:00 am

ISWA World Conference 2018

October 18, 2018

ISWA World Congress 2018 will feature a comprehensive scientific program highlighting the socio-economic impacts of waste recycling, waste reduction, and health, safety and policy regulation pertaining to recycling and climate change. It will also include areas of current interest such as marine and coastal waste management.

Please join SCS Engineers at one of these sessions, we always look forward to visiting and exchanging ideas with our ISWA colleagues.


Join Moderator David Ross at the session Sustainable Consumption and Waste Management in Developing Countries. This session is in Conference Hall 3, Level 3, on Monday, October 22. The presentation begins at 1130.

Or, join Presenter Bob Dick for Technological Innovation in Solid Waste Management Meeting for his presentation of a case study on Quarry Landfill Permitting.  This presentation examines the application to productively use former quarry sites and avoid landfill development on greenfield sites. This strategic session is in meeting room 304, on Monday, October 22. The presentation begins at 1130.

You may choose to join Moderator James Law for the Climate Change and Landfills
This strategic session is in meeting room 304, on Monday, October 22. The presentation also begins at 1130, in meeting room 306, Level 3.

Join Moderator Dr. Fangmei Zhang at the session Closing Dumpsites and Marine Litter. Dr. Zhang will also present a case study on the Technical Challenges of Closing Old
Dumpsites for Redevelopment. Jose Luis Davila in the same session will present a case study on the San Cristobal Open Dump Conversion to an Engineered Landfill.  These informative sessions are in meeting room 304, on Monday, October 22. The presentation begins at 1400.


ISWA Working Group on Landfill Closing Dumpsites
Keynote Session with Moderator James Law at 0830 am Conference Hall 3, Level 3.

ISWA Consortium of Working Groups – Landfill, Climate Change, and Waste Management
Climate Benefits 
A Keynote Session with presentations by James Law and Alex Stege at 0930 in Conference Hall 3, Level 3. This forum includes ISWA Task Force on Closing Dumpsites and Evaluating the Effects of Closing Open Dumps on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Climate Change and Landfills will take place in meeting room 306, Level 3 at 1600. James Law will present Addressing Slope Failures and Fires at Major Landfills – A Case Study of
Ghazipur Landfill in Delhi, India.


Improving Air Quality and Mitigating Climate Change through Better Waste Management, Bob Dick will present Landfill Operations to Maximize
Landfill Gas Recovery in Conference Hall 3, Level 3 at 1030.


Post Conference Workshop on Landfill Dumpsite Stability by James Law at 1550 through 1630.





Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am