Tag Archives: recycling

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
Tag Archives: recycling

Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management (WIRMC) 20th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells

February 26, 2020

Visit SCS Engineers’ booth and meet our professionals at the WIRMC conference, February 26-28, at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the theme of this conference is “20 Years Later: Same Place, Different Times”.

This conference is jointly hosted by AROW, SWANA, and WCSWMA, and is celebrating its 20th year facilitating collaboration among professionals from all aspects of the solid waste and recycling industries.

Register today!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
Tag Archives: recycling

SWANA WASTECON 2019 – Phoenix

October 21, 2019

Meet lots of SCS Professionals at SWANA Wastecon 2019, October 21-24, at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Visit us in Booth 501 right at the main entrance!

This year’s conference is themed “Pathway to Innovation” and will feature interactive activities, tools and resources for solid waste leaders to explore the most important issues and find innovative and sustainable solutions for our environmental challenges.

Numerous SCS Professionals will deliver presentations and participate in panel discussions, including:

Bob Gardner will moderate in the discussion on #4 Mixed Waste Processing Facility Design and Operation

Michelle Leonard and Vita Quinn will present on merging Solid Waste Planing with Financial Forecasting

Pat Sullivan is making two presentations

Alex Stege will discuss the California’s Organic Waste Disposal changes

Lisa Coehlo and Manny Hernandez are participating in a communications panel discussion

Wastecon is one of the preeminent conferences bringing together thousands of solid waste and sustainability industry professionals. Conversations and presentations will focus on the future of our communities and how to lead the inevitable changes that we will face in the coming years

More conference details coming soon!

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
Tag Archives: recycling

Americans use 500 million straws a day; enough to fill Yankee Stadium over 9 times in a year!

August 30, 2019

Even the smallest change can make a big difference.


SCS is reaching out by providing regular tips to encourage more sustainable practices you can use at work and at home.

Do you really need to use a drinking straw? With most beverages, probably not! Make this one change and help America reduce the amount of plastic going into our landfills.



  • Use a straw only when you must
  • If you must, use a paper straw or a reusable metal straw
  • If ordering a drink, tell your server “no straw, please”
  • Encourage your family and friends to make the change too.

Click to learn more about Sustainable Materials Management.



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
Tag Archives: recycling

PROP 2019 Annual Recycling & Organics Conference

July 24, 2019



Join SCS Engineers at the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania annual conference. Kicking off the first session on July 24th meet Brent Dieleman, Senior Project Professional at SCS Engineers. Brent’s presentation,  “Analyzing Recycling Streams to Survive a Tough Market,” addresses our nation’s current recycling conditions which are best described as “challenging.” Solid waste professionals who are positioning their programs to weather the market are also making their programs more sustainable. Brent will discuss how more of his clients are producing quality recyclable streams that can be used as raw materials in a circular economy.

Following the SCS Engineers’ presentation Mike Pries, the Dauphin County Commissioner and Ann Germaine, Vice President of Technical & Regulatory Affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), will present the keynote.

Solid Waste Management and Organics Management permitting, financing, planning, design-build, OM&M.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:30 am
Tag Archives: recycling

Analyzing Recycling Streams to Survive a Tough Market

July 8, 2019

PROP 2019 Annual Recycling & Organics Conference – Analyzing Recycling Streams to Survive a Tough Market

Current recycling conditions can best be described as “challenging.” A significant market for recyclable materials has dried up and other international and domestic markets are not yet capable of accepting all the recyclable materials collected. This has left recycling professionals challenged to find options for processing and marketing the materials while considering updates to programs to align them with the current market.

Solid waste professionals are positioning their programs to weather challenging market conditions and make them more sustainable. This can be done by producing quality recyclable streams that can be used as raw materials in our circular economy. A significant first step is to evaluate your recycling stream and know what materials are being collected.

Brent Dieleman’s presentation will describe recycling composition analysis and highlight how these studies – and the data that results from them – can be used to make recycling program planning decisions. Many solid waste professionals have used waste composition studies to understand the types and quantities of materials being disposed of in their communities.

Recycling composition studies can be similarly used. These studies provide valuable community-specific data on the types of materials recovered as part of a recycling program. The benefits of such studies include:

  • Understanding the type and quantity of contaminants in the recycling stream
  • Measuring the performance of recycling programs over time
  • Allowing targeted public education/outreach activities
  • Tracking compliance with local and state regulations
  • Fulfilling requirements for material processing contracts

Interest in these studies has expanded over the last two years with the tightening markets and increasing demand for clean materials in the markets that do exist. Brent’s presentation will provide specific data from recently completed recycling composition studies from across the United States. The presentation will describe the following:

  • Methods and resources necessary to complete these studies
  • Opportunities for tailoring these studies to specific local programs
  • Results for recently completed recycling composition studies from municipalities across the United States
  • Details on how the results are used to make program-planning decisions.

Following his presentation, participants will have a greater understanding of how recycling composition studies can be used to improve programs to survive tough market conditions.


Brent Dieleman, Senior Project Professional, SCS Engineers. Brent has 15 years of experience supporting municipal recycling programs all across the world. He is currently administering and completing diversion related projects under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP) Recycling Technical Assistance Program.


Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
Tag Archives: recycling

reTHINK before reCYCLE – Association Poster Supports Customer Education and Safety

June 26, 2019

Download the free poster here.

NWRA, SWANA, NERC, and ISRA  jointly developed the “Think Twice” poster to help communities and individuals recycle materials in safe and appropriate ways. The poster is free and allows users to add their own website URL to provide more useful information.

Free Poster for Download


Ask SCS about waste characterization, education, and outreach programs.










Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:08 am
Tag Archives: recycling

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
Tag Archives: recycling

WasteExpo 2019 – Las Vegas

May 6, 2019

Meet SCS Professionals and visit us at Booth 311, get inspired, and find the answers to your waste & recycling challenges at WasteExpo, May 6-9, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Enjoy an interactive conference program.  With technology and innovation as the underlying themes, expect a conference program that dives deep into recycling/landfill, fleet management/collection, organics, safety, food recovery, and more! The WasteExpo Conference Program, in partnership with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and Dr. Stu Buckner, is designed to sharpen your skills to help you run your business or department smarter, safer, and more streamlined.

Monday, May 6, Highlights!

Composting, Organics Recycling, Biogas Track
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Composting Infrastructure Development, Public-Private Partnerships, Air Permitting Requirements, Technology Innovations

Featuring Patrick Sullivan‘s discussion Survey of Air Permitting Requirements for Composting Facilities Across the U.S.; tools for composting partnerships;  managing high solids digestate; the financial and operational benefits of pilot scale recycling projects.


Processing & Disposal Track
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Swiping Right: Which Leachate Management Solution Best Suits Me?

Join this panel of experts comprised of leading experts from SCS Engineers, Waste Management, John Zink, WEHRLE, and landfill operators for an all-inclusive review of present designs, operational practices, and technologies considered as part of a sustainable long-term solution for leachate management. Expect to learn the leachate management solutions that best suit your own operations and facilities. Learn about best practices, holistic approaches to leachate and liquids management using flow rate and leachate chemistry, membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, leachate evaporation, and deep well injection. Plus what to watch out for in 2019 and beyond.


Tuesday, May 7, Highlights!

Composting, Organics Recycling, Biogas Track
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Composting: Increasing Processing Capacity, Improving Process Management, Minimizing Contamination

Join Tracie Onstad Bills for her presentation Methods to Achieve .5% Contamination in Organics; along with improvements to maximize processing capabilities; and a look at high-tech composting.


Food Recovery Forum Track
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Source Separation and Collection in Commercial and Municipal Programs: BMP’s, Data Collection and Evaluation, Lessons Learned, Case Studies

In this lively session, Lisa Coelho presents Split-Cart Food Scraps Recycling; plus how to achieve continuous program improvements; capture more and reduce contamination at the source; followed by BMPs for collection from customers.


Wednesday, May 8, Highlights!

Processing & Disposal Track
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Data, Drones & Case Studies: The Latest Trends in Landfill Management

This fast-paced session addresses the latest tools and trends being used in landfill management and focuses on four different case studies including SCS Engineer’s SCS Remote Monitoring and Control® – SCS RMC® system for landfill systems including flares, landfill gas, and leachate systems to identify, troubleshoot, and solve real problems effectively and efficiently.  The session continues with how the World Bank recently utilized drone technology for the St. Maarten landfill; the City of Barrie’s municipal solid waste landfill reclamation and remediation; and EREF results from the first comprehensive analysis of leachate quantity and quality and management practices across the U.S.




Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:00 am
Tag Archives: recycling

Surviving the Chinese Sword – APWA Webinar – March 2019

March 14, 2019

During this session, participants will be provided with an update on the Chinese Sword, presented with case studies on how municipalities have offset higher recycling processing fees by decreasing collection costs through technology and routing efficiency, and strategies to reduce contamination in recyclables.


After attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  • Explain the benefits of automation in solid waste
  • Recognize how automation can improve safety
  • Identify strategies to reduce contamination in recyclables

This program is sponsored by the APWA Solid Waste Committee and is free to APWA members; non-members may participate for a fee.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:00 am
SCS Address

Corporate Headquarters

3900 Kilroy Airport Way Ste 100
Long Beach, CA 90806-6816


1 (800) 767-4727
1 (562) 427-0805 | FAX

Required Posting