SCS Engineers

SWANA Soar 2022 Technical Conference, Kansas City

March 21, 2022

SAVE THE DATE:  Join SWANA for its SOAR 2022 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, March 21-24, 2022.  “SOAR” stands for Sustainability, Operations, Action, Resources, and it is SWANA’s new technical conference to provide technical solutions for resource manage.  It is built on the essence of SWANApalooza, and is driving the power and connection of the solid waste community.

The Call for Papers is Coming Soon.  Check back for due dates and conference details as they take shape



Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am

Waste Connections 2022 Landfill Manager Meeting

February 27, 2022

Waste Connections is hosting its 2022 Landfill Manager Meeting in The Woodlands, Texas, February 27 – March 2, 2022.  SCS Engineers will be at the vendor fair available to discuss your Landfill Design-Build-OMM and Solid Waste Management needs. We’ll also demonstrate our award-winning landfill technology SCS RMC and SCSeTools in use on landfills nationwide.

  • Elevated Temperature Landfills
  • Landfill Construction
  • Landfill Engineering and Consulting
  • Landfill Operations, Monitoring, and Maintenance
  • Landfill Renewable Energy
  • Odor Management
  • CD Debris Recycling
  • Economic Analyses and Modeling
  • Rate Studies
  • Solid Waste Collection Services
  • Solid Waste Feasibility Studies
  • Solid Waste Planning
  • Sustainable Materials Management SMM
  • Waste Characterization and Waste Conversion Assessments



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WIRMC – Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference

February 23, 2022

SCS Engineers will be a Silver Sponsor again at the 2022 Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (WIRMC) to be held February 23-25, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Green Bay.

SCS professional Chris Jimieson is co-presenting with the Carton Council, and Betsy Powers will talk about her work on the Wisconsin DNR 2020-2021 waste sort, and several of our professionals have submitted abstracts, including Tony Kriel and Mark Huber on using landfills for solar and Jared Omernik on using GIS technology for field data collection and data visualization.

This statewide conference is jointly hosted by the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW), the SWANA Badger Chapter, Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA), and is coordinated by Recycling Connections.

The conference is currently taking shape, but it will feature plenty of networking opportunities and an exhibitors hall in addition to the technical tracks.

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Waste360 Global Waste Management Symposium

February 14, 2022

Save the date!  Waste360 is hosting its Global Waste Management Symposium, February 14-17, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

The program is taking shape and will feature numerous sessions on solid waste and materials management, such as waste minimization and reuse, landfill operation and design, organics diversion/composting/anaerobic digestion, elevated temperature landfills/subsurface reactions, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable materials management, wastes from energy production (e.g. coal ash), waste containment and geosynthetics, odor emissions and management, leachate treatment, recycling and material markets, landfill gas production, waste-to-energy, waste characterization, and more!

GWMS services the needs of landfill owners and operators, as well as their engineers and the consultant and vendor communities. Join this broad coalition of participants that also includes:

  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Local / State / Federal Agencies
  • Researchers
  • Waste Service Companies
  • Vendors / Suppliers
  • Trade Organizations
  • Solid Waste Generators
  • Students

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

Click for conference details, and check back often as the program evolves.



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Compost2022 – USCC Conference and Tradeshow

January 24, 2022

We hope you can join SCS Engineers at the US Composting Council’s largest event, January 24-27, 2022, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.  Learn about advances in compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling which all benefit our members, society, and the environment.

SCS is looking forward to meeting company and community representatives committed to composting, compost use, and organics management with the best regenerative practices and new hybrid approaches.

SCS Vice President and National Expert on Organics Management, Greg McCarron, ” will present on “Hybrid Approach to Composting” [Fundamentals, Hybrids and Safety session, 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM on Tuesday, January 25].

SCS’s Director of our Northern California Sustainable Materials Management practice, Tracie Onstad Bills, will speak on “Composting Programs – Feasibility Evaluation and Design Considerations” [Options and Opportunities Session, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 26].

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One SCS hybrid composting approach combines an ASP system with open windrow technology to achieve necessary process control while maintaining cost efficiencies. The design helped the Chittenden Solid Waste District solve the challenge of processing increasing tons of food scraps. As a result, its composting facility is now processing 8,200 more tons of food waste, and SCS helped identify financial support to adapt the existing infrastructure and processes.

Our staff provides comprehensive support – technology, best practices, higher quality yields, permitting, odor management, business planning, and how to find financing for sustainable operations.  We have decades of experience and expertise in serving public and private sectors – from New York City to San Diego.

SCS offers a Composting Pilot Program enabling waste managers and facilities to pilot test Aerated Static Pile (ASP) composting before making a capital investment.




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EUEC Virtual 2021 Speaker Series – Track J: Fleet Charging, Battery, E-Mobility, TE

December 13, 2021

The Energy, Utility & Environmental Conference completes its year-long speaker series of virtual live and on-demand presentations, with its 10th conference December 13& 14, 2021 on Fleet Charging, Battery, E-Mobility, TE.

These ten live streaming monthly conferences run from March through December 2021 featuring 300 speakers and over 70 virtual exhibit booths with live networking & marketing.  Professionals from SCS Engineers are presenters at several of these sessions.

Click for program details and registration information





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National Brownfields Training Conference – Postponed to 2022

December 8, 2021

The National Brownfields Training Conference has made the difficult decision to postpone their conference until 2022. However, the organizers are still planning to host a couple of remote/virtual engagements in December.  Click on the link below for the latest updates and evolving program details, including the virtual training planned for December.

The dates of Brownfields 2022 are to be determined.

Brownfields 2021 Conference was scheduled to be in Oklahoma City due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city, including the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center, which was built on a redeveloped brownfield site!

The National Brownfields Training Conference provides networking and learning opportunities to the Brownfields community.  Conference planners are working to ensure that the venue and travel arrangements will be as safe and healthy as possible so conference attendees can continue to experience the valuable in-person education and networking opportunities that have defined the Brownfields Conference since 1996.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

The Conference features a dynamic program of speakers, mobile workshops, films, over 100 educational sessions, and other learning formats calibrated to provide case studies, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head-on.  The exceptional training offered by the Brownfields Conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.  Topic areas include

  • Brownfield Assessment, Cleanups, and Redevelopment
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Equitable Development and Environmental Justice
  • Funding and Financing for Community Revitalization
  • International Programs and Policies
  • Environmental Liability and Enforcement
  • Opportunity Funds and Brownfields Revitalization Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Brownfields Strategies for Rural and Small Communities
  • Promoting Public Health through Brownfields Revitalization
  • Workforce Development and Job Training

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

As an added bonus, organizers recently added Brownfields University to the program.  BU is a set of pre-conference training workshops that will provide a core of brownfield concepts and practices to prepare attendees for the full educational program content.

Click for Conference and Brownfields University registration information and program details




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2021 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event

November 17, 2021

We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to get back into the “swing” of things. Join us for a great time for a great cause that supports students and scientific research! We’re excited to help sponsor the EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event.

Revenue from the Fall Classic goes to their mission, funding scholarships for students and solid waste research to advance sustainable waste management.

Please join us in sponsoring or attending this fantastic networking event for a good cause.

Visit the EREF website to learn more about the event and safety measures in place!


Posted by Diane Samuels at 8:00 am

RETA 2021 National Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois

November 9, 2021

November 9-11, 2021

Join SCS at the RETA National Conference – the largest gathering of Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians that offers 3 full days of educational and networking activities and events. You can also take the CARO, CIRO, CRST, or CRES Review Courses.


Lee Pyle Lee Pyle:  Ms. Pyle is a Vice President of SCS Engineers, the Business Unit Director of our SCS Tracer Division, and our National Expert on Risk Management Plans and Process Safety Management. Ms. Pyle serves as lead engineer on many projects and has been involved in preparing over 100 Risk Management and Safety Management Programs. She is a key element in developing the Risk and Safety program at SCS Tracer Environmental, including document preparation for specific Administrating Agencies throughout the state of California and ensuring that all our risk programs are acceptable to these agencies.

Bill Lape: Mr. Lape is a Project Director for the Risk Management Group in our Tracer Environmental Division. His responsibilities include outlining project budgets, organizing project schedules, and quality control. He is experienced in developing and deploying standardized Risk Management and Process Safety Management (PSM) Programs, including process safety program implementation and PSM support to manufacturing facilities that utilize ammonia as a refrigerant.







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EUEC Virtual 2021 Speaker Series – Track I: CT, ELG, FGD, Waste Water, Sustainability

November 8, 2021

te The Energy, Utility & Environmental Conference speaker series continues with virtual live and on-demand presentations throughout 2021.

Attend ten live streaming monthly conferences from March through December 2021 featuring 300 speakers and over 70 virtual exhibit booths with live networking & marketing.  Professionals from SCS Engineers are speakers at several of these sessions.

Conference 9 takes place November 8-9, 2021 and explores CT, ELG, FGD, Waste Water, Sustainability.

SCS Engineers Vice President, Monte Markley, will present on “Vehicle Grid Integration – Creating Value Through Managed EV Charging” (Track I4.2, November 9 at 7:30 AM PT)

Click for program details and registration information



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