solid waste management

Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (WIRMC), Wisconsin Dells

October 31, 2023

SCS Engineers is a Silver Sponsor of the 2024 Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, February 28-March 1.

WIRMC is a great local opportunity for continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference offers a great mix of technical discussion, emerging technologies, practices, and networking with other industry professionals, such as SCS Engineers (visit us at Booth 41).

AROW-Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin, SWANA-Solid Waste Association of North America, and WCSWMA-Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association jointly host the statewide conference.

Look for this highlight session featuring SCS Project Manager Chris Jimieson:

Track Session II, Thursday, February 29 (2:30 pm)

Chris Jimieson co-presenting “Engaging New Strategies and New Audiences to Increase Waste Reduction” with Samantha Worden of Sustain Dane and Baltazar De Anda Santana of Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Inc.

Recovering recyclables

This session covers environmental equity, recovery of more recyclables, composting education and outreach, waste reduction/zero waste in recycling, and recycling education. Active participation and engagement in waste reduction efforts increase recycling. Three projects highlight the role of engaging education strategies, workshops, and community events in empowering Latinx, school, and neighborhood communities. Learn how the tools and behavioral communications strategies can be replicated in your waste reduction efforts, spreading the ripple effect of impact.

There’s plenty more on the Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference agenda! Check here for the latest.




Posted by Laura Dorn at 10:37 am

Florida SWANA 2024 Winter Conference, Lake Buena Vista

September 20, 2023

Florida SWANA will host its Winter Conference February 19-21 at teh new Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The call for Abstracts is open through November 14.  Suggested Topics include

  • Solid Waste Facilities Operation and Design
  • Solid Waste from the Curb
  • Disaster Debris Management
  • Waste Reduction/Recycling/Zero Waste
  • Safety Practices
  • HHW and Customer Drop Off Facilities
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Implementing New Technologies
  • Conversion Technology
  • Organics Management
  • Current Industry Trends
  • Solid Waste System Management

Stay tuned for more conference details as they emerge.  Plenty of SCS Engineers professionals will be there – we hope you will too!



Posted by Laura Dorn at 6:00 pm

Iowa Recycling & Solid Waste Management Fall Conference, Waterloo, IA

August 17, 2023

Meet SCS Engineers professionals at the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations (ISOSWO)’s Recycling & Solid Waste Management Fall Conference, October 2-4, at the Waterloo Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

The conference will feature networking opportunities, a solid waste tour and a sustainability walking tour, exhibits, and auction, and educational sessions.

Click for more details and registration information


Posted by Laura Dorn at 3:15 pm

2023 NCSWANA Fall Conference, Cherokee, NC

August 4, 2023

The North Carolina Chapter of SWANA (NCSWANA) is hosting its 2023 Fall Conference at The Cherokee Convention Center in Cherokee, NC, October 16-19.

The 1st Annual Garbie Awards will be presented to honor those individuals and organizations who have excelled and enhanced the field of Solid Waste Management in North Carolina.

The planning committee is preparing an engaging agenda of technical sessions, excellent networking opportunities, and a bowling tournament.

Stop by and connect with SCS experts
Kenton Yang, PE, David Walker, PE, Jared Hamela, PG,
Albert Glenn, PE, Jarrod Timmons, EIT, and Carlos Santos Corral

SCS is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of this event

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We hope to see you there!



Posted by Laura Dorn at 10:58 am

SCS Webinar: Identifying and Managing Elevated Temperature Landfills

June 29, 2023

Now On-Demand! Identifying and Managing Elevated Temperature Landfills

ETLFs are landfills where gas wells exhibit elevated temperatures (> 131 oF) over an extended landfill area that are atypical of temperatures commonly associated with methanogenic biological waste degradation. Approximately 20 ETLFs have been encountered in North America, some with in-situ waste temperatures approaching 300 °F.

If you could not join us, we hope you will find value in this SCS Engineers’ interactive webinar about ETLFs. We welcome Dr. Craig Benson, who studies the phenomenon, and our expert solid waste and field engineers, who bring their expertise for a more rounded presentation.



Who Should Attend and What You’ll Learn?

At this session, you’ll get an update on the knowns and unknowns of ETLF conditions.

  • Why every operator of a sizable landfill should look out for rising temperatures.
  • What to do should you see a problem, and
  • The focus of current research as more sites are under watch.

Our ETLF session is for landfill owners, operators, technicians, field personnel, engineers, and regulators interested in learning more and would like to engage with some of the foremost experts in the field.

SCS’s forums are educational, non-commercial webinars with a Q&A forum throughout; they are free and open to all who want to learn more about landfill operations and technology.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:09 pm

2023 SWANA Region 6 Conference and Tradeshow, Greenville, SC

June 29, 2023

The South Carolina Chapter of SWANA is hosting its biannual Region 6 Conference and Trade Show at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful downtown Greenville, SC, August 29 – September 1.

Formerly known as “Quad State,” this conference brings together SWANA representatives from Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina to present on the latest solid waste topics in the region.

SC SWANA Chapter President, SCS’s own J Morgan, PE, and the planning committee are preparing an engaging agenda of technical sessions, excellent networking opportunities, and a trade show.

SCS experts are presenting at the conference sessions – more details to come!

Click for more conference details and registration information.

See you there!



Posted by Laura Dorn at 3:17 pm

WASTECON 2023, SWANA Executive Leadership Summit, Boston

June 19, 2023

Meet SCS Engineers’ solid waste waste experts at BOOTH 502 at WASTECON 2023, SWANA’s executive leadership summit, taking place September 27–29, in Boston, MA.

This is a must-attend event for anyone who seeks to remain at the forefront of the solid waste industry and maximize their organization’s potential for success.

  • Learn to better serve your stakeholders.
  • Improve your organization and operations.
  • Enrich your own career and those of team members.

Register by July 31 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Click for more conference details 



Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:59 am

SWANA Keystone Chapter/PWIA 23rd Annual Joint Fall Conference, Harrisburg, PA

June 1, 2023

Join SCS Engineers professionals at the 23rd Annual Joint Fall Conference hosted by the SWANA Keystone Chapter and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, September 6 & 7, in Harrisburg, PA.

This conference is Pennsylvania’s premier solid waste management event and includes technical sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, and a trade show.

Exhibitor and sponsorhip opportunities are available.

Click for more conference details and registration information.



Posted by Laura Dorn at 12:49 pm

SCS Engineers 2023 Pennsylvania Solid Waste Seminar, Harrisburg

April 11, 2023

SCS Engineers is hosting our 2023 Pennsylvnia Solid Waste Seminars on Tuesday, June 6 in Harrisburg, PA.

This half-day seminar is designed to provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in the solid waste, landfill, landfill gas, and sustainable materials management industries.  The sessions are presented by experienced SCS professionals, and continuing education units are available.

This year, our professionals will cover these important topics:

  • Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Landfill Gas Data Analysis and OM&M, by Justin Stevenson
  • Leachate PFAS Treatment, by Sam Cooke
  • Compost Best Management Practices, by Greg McCarron
  • Emerging LFGE Financial Drivers: eRINs, Crypto, and Funding from the Fed, by Eric Peterson
  • Indicators of Heat Generation Processes that May Cause Elevated Temperature Landfills, by David George
  • Tools to Estimate GHG Emissions from Landfills, by Lisa Wilkinson
  • Pennsylvania Regulatory Update, by Josh Roth

Lunch will be provided, followed by Disc Golf.

The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing solid waste management and disposal experience, topics will provide a fresh perspective and cover important regulatory and technological updates. For those new to the field, topics will cover essential information on various critical aspects of waste/ recycling program collections, transfer, processing, and disposal, as well as landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management

We look forward to seeing you there!


Posted by Laura Dorn at 3:31 pm

2023 SWANA Florida Chapter Summer Conference, Daytona

April 7, 2023

Join SCS Engineers professionals at the SWANA Florida chapter’s Summer Conference and Hinkley Center Research Forum, July 23-25 in Daytona Beach, FL.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with some of the best minds in the solid waste industry at this important solid waste conference and tradeshow in the southeast, while earning continuing education hours and enjoying beautiful and exciting Daytona Beach.

The program committee is developing an interesting and educational agenda about the latest developments in the solid waste industry. The conference will explore important topics, such as solid waste management, rate analyses, recycling, zero waste, landfill design & operations, waste-to-energy conversion technologies, disaster debris management, and more!

Several SCS Engineers professionals are presenting at the conference, including

Vita Quinn is participating in the Planning and Management Technical Division Roundtable
Mon, July 24, 10:30 am – Noon, Coquina Foyer

Carlo Lebron and Stephanie Liptak are participating in the Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division Roundtable
Mon, July 24, 10:30 am – Noon, Coquina Foyer

Kollan Spradlin & Fauve Herron – “Keeping it Simple: Multiple Approaches to Site Life Calculations”
[Rev Up the Landfill Engineers Educational Sessions, Mon, July 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Coquina ABC]

Click for more conference details and registration information.

We hope to see you there!


Posted by Laura Dorn at 10:21 am