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SWANA WASTECON 2021, Orlando, Florida

November 1, 2021

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANA WASTECON 2021, which will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (Orlando area), November 1-4, 2021.

SWANA’s WASTECON® helps public sector solid waste leaders and their teams plan sustainable futures for their communities.  WASTECON has been retooled into an enlightening and engaging executive-level event. The conference has been curated especially for solid waste leaders to immerse themselves in the latest executive topics.  Each solid waste leader contributes to this diverse learning and networking experience that makes this a truly unique industry event.

More details to be posted at the conference takes shape, including presentations to be delivered by SCS professionals.

For more information about WASTECON, visit WASTECON.org

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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WASTECON 2020, Dallas, Texas

December 7, 2020

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANA WASTECON 2020, which will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, December 7-10, 2020.

SWANA’s WASTECON® helps public sector solid waste leaders and their teams plan sustainable futures for their communities.  WASTECON has been retooled into an enlightening and engaging executive-level event. The conference has been curated especially for solid waste leaders to immerse themselves in the latest executive topics.  Each solid waste leader contributes to this diverse learning and networking experience that makes this a truly unique industry event.

More details to be posted at the conference takes shape, including presentations to be delivered by SCS professionals.

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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SWANAPalooza 2020, Atlanta, Georgia

March 23, 2020

Meet many SCS professionals at SWANAPalooza 2020 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, March 23-26, 2020.

SWANApalooza is SWANA’s leading technical conference for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management. This year’s theme is “Connecting Our Resources” and is designed to showcase technologies and solutions to transform waste into a resource.

The conference will cover such topics as PFAS; Landfill Fire Mitigation; Zero Waste to Landfill; Diversion Programs; Treating MSW; Injury Prevention; Solid Waste Collection Optimization; Solutions to Recycling Challenges; Biogas and RNG; Waste-to-Energy Facilities; Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills; Landfill Methane Program; Transforming Waste Plastics; and much more!

SCS professionals speaking at the conference include: Pat Sullivan, Dr. Viraj deSilva, David Hostetter, Sam Rice, Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen, and dozens of SCSers will be in attendance and at booth 102!

PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

MODERATOR   Dr. Viraj deSilva, Wastewater Treatment Director, SCS Engineers
PANELISTS    Dr. Morton Barlaz, Professor and Head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, NC State University; Dr. Bryan Staley, PE, President & CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF); Dr. Thabet Tolaymat, PE, EPA’s Solid Waste R&D Expert, USEPA Office of Research and Development

This keynote session examines the findings and state of research being conducted by the U.S. EPA, North Carolina State University, and the EREF to further understand the environmental risks posed by PFAS in solid waste management and to identify practical approaches to manage PFAS. Covered topics include methods to sample and analyze PFAS, PFAS modeling, leachate treatment technologies, and lifecycle and economic assessments.


 

Managing Landfill Gas Well Liquids for a Pump Perspective
Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Panelists from the engineering, operations and manufacturing world will discuss the use of pumps for extracting liquids from landfill gas wells. Although initially designed to simply collect the gas, landfill gas extraction wells are now being utilized to remove significant volumes of landfill liquids. While wells may be quipped “dual” extraction wells, a reliable well manufactured and maintained pump is needed for proper liquids extraction…

SPEAKER(S) Dan Cooper, Greg Hansen


 

PFAS Treatment and Concentrated Waste Management Alternatives in Solid Waste Landfills
Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

This session will compare the benefits, costs, and potential drawbacks to three treatment options for PFAS in landfill leachate: high-pressure membranes, ion exchange resins, and granular activated carbon. Using case studies and an interactive approach, presenters will help audience members analyze the benefits of the various treatment systems for their particular sites…

SPEAKER Viraj deSilva


 

Breakfast Roundtable 9: PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills – Discussion 
Wednesday, March 25, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Covered topics include methods to sample and analyze PFAS, PFAS modeling, leachate treatment technologies, and lifecycle and economic assessments.

SESSION LEADER Viraj deSilva


 

Navigating the Maze of Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills
Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

The panel discussion includes a review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for landfills, including the most recent versions of the landfill New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subparts XXX and Cf]; the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) [40 CFR Part 63 Subpart AAAA]; and the Federal Plan for implementation of the EG [40 CFR Part 62, Subpart OOO]. The diverse panel includes industry experts, legal experts, and regulators.

SPEAKER Patrick Sullivan


 

How Innovative Technologies are Improving Landfill Operations
Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come and see how innovative technologies are used to improve the operations and maintenance of landfills. There will be a lively discussion on current (SCADA systems, drones, automatic wellheads, sensors, IoT, etc.) and emerging (big data, AI, aerial methane monitoring, etc.) technologies. Specific examples will be given on how these technologies are and will be applied to landfills and their outcomes…

SPEAKER(S) Dave Hostetter, Sam Rice


 

SWANApalooza presents the latest news and technology in the industry, as well as on-site training, local facility tours, and networking with top industry leaders.  The conference also provides six 3-day training courses on Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance; Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO); Managing Composting Programs; Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems; Transfer Station Management; and Zero Waste Principles and Practices.

Beginning this year, SWANApalooza is incorporating municipal waste-to-energy operational issues, technology, and research initiatives into its programming.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register for this premier technical conference!

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Roanoke, VA

March 13, 2020

Join SCS Engineers for our 27th Annual Virginia Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill, and landfill gas industries. The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion.

Participants described the seminars as “well organized and beneficial”; with “good coverage of the issues in the industry and real-world examples,” and “thought-provoking presentations.”

To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions by Paul Mandeville, PE
  • Liquids Management: What Are Our Options? with Darrin Dillah, Ph.D., PE & Parita Shah
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) 2020 Regulatory Update with Kathryn Perszyk, VDEQ
  • Best Available Control (BACT) for Landfill Gas Collection Systems: What Does This Look Like in 2020? with Alex Mandeville, EIT & Bob Dick, PE, BCEE
  • Efficiency Assessments for Landfill & Other Solid Waste Facility Operations with Daniel Jansen
  • Groundwater Sampling: Do You Know What’s Being Done at Your Site? by Jennifer Robb
  • How Recycling Programs Have Adapted and Improved in Response to Difficult Market Conditions with Stacey Demers, LEED AP

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill 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 all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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SCS Engineers Landfill and Solid Waste Seminar – Richmond, VA

March 6, 2020

Join SCS Engineers for our 27th Annual Virginia Landfill & Solid Waste Seminar!

This half-day seminar will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in solid waste, landfill, and landfill gas industries. The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and certificate of completion.

Participants described the seminars as “well organized and beneficial”; with “good coverage of the issues in the industry and real-world examples,” and “thought-provoking presentations.”

To register, download the Flyer and Registration Form.

AGENDA

  • Welcome and Introductions by Paul Mandeville, PE
  • Liquids Management: What Are Our Options? with Darrin Dillah, Ph.D., PE & Parita Shah
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) 2020 Regulatory Update with Kathryn Perszyk, VDEQ
  • Best Available Control (BACT) for Landfill Gas Collection Systems: What Does This Look Like in 2020? with Alex Mandeville, EIT & Bob Dick, PE, BCEE
  • Efficiency Assessments for Landfill & Other Solid Waste Facility Operations with Daniel Jansen
  • Groundwater Sampling: Do You Know What’s Being Done at Your Site? by Jennifer Robb
  • How Recycling Programs Have Adapted and Improved in Response to Difficult Market Conditions with Stacey Demers, LEED AP

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill 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 all aspects of landfill development, operations, monitoring, and management.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Full event attendance provides four (4) CPE/T contact hours toward DPOR requirements for Class I and Class II license renewal, as well as three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Laura Dorn at 8:00 am
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Five industry leaders provide insight on organics diversion strategies

February 10, 2020

Recently, Waste360 published “Organics Diversion Drives Changes in Landfill Operators’ Roles,” an article examining the evolving role of landfill operators in organics waste diversion. Five industry leaders provide insight into how landfill operators and the solid waste industry are adapting to accommodate the evolution and the cost of organics management.

Waste360 interviewed:

  • Susan Robinson, senior director of sustainability at Waste Management
  • Robert Gardner, senior vice president at SCS Engineers
  • David Biderman, executive director, and CEO for Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Jason Munyan, manager of engineering for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority, and
  • Jim Stone, deputy director of public works/operations for San Joaquin County, California

The article provides best practices, strategies, technology, and systems that could support or supplement landfill operators’ response plans to the changing policies and contract requirements in more economically sustainable ways. Waste360 rounds up answers to the most common challenges operators and public works departments face including how to reduce permitting time, cost, and environmental impact.

Read the article

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:01 am
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Apply Today – Environmental and Solid Waste Summer Internships

January 17, 2020

SCS Engineers Summer Internships

Openings and applications here

SCS provides valuable technical and engineering business experience as you work alongside our professional staff on a diverse range of solid waste and environmental projects. Opportunities can jump-start your career path as SCS interns become part of the solutions we deliver to our clients.

Opportunities in 2020 are available nationwide.

Interns typically work 40 hours per week. Paid internships start in May or June, and end in August or September; your exact start and end dates are arranged to accommodate your school schedule.

Learn more about the SCS Engineers program here.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am
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Summer Internships – Apply Today – Environmental and Solid Waste

January 10, 2020

SCS Engineers Summer Internships

Openings and applications here

SCS provides valuable technical and engineering business experience as you work alongside our professional staff on a diverse range of solid waste and environmental projects. Opportunities can jump-start your career path as SCS interns become part of the solutions we deliver to our clients.

Opportunities in 2020 are available nationwide.

Interns typically work 40 hours per week. Paid internships start in May or June, and end in August or September; your exact start and end dates are arranged to accommodate your school schedule.

Learn more about the SCS Engineers program here.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am
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SCS Engineers Named a Premier Ignition Integrator

December 4, 2019

Inductive Automation® announced the software firm now recognizes SCS Engineers as a Premier Integrator. Premier Integrators have a high level of commitment, professionalism, and competency using the Ignition software. They must consistently produce high-quality work and must consistently demonstrate successful projects with very satisfied end-users.

SCS uses Inductive Automation’s Ignition supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software in their solution because it is a proven state of the art software, which works well with cloud-based systems and the internet of things (IoT). It allows clients to easily control, track, manage and report on their processes.

Large landfills, counties with multiple landfills, and private waste management firms have been waiting several years for SCADA software to catch up to their business needs. Landfill operations are extremely complex and expensive since they monitor and manage multiple systems to protect the public from contamination to the air, water, or soil. There are typically multiple operations active on many sites, such as waste recovery, recycling, composting, Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS), and renewable energy plants.

SCS Remote Monitoring and Control®, or SCS RMC® provides a next-generation option to monitor and control systems, and see the data collected and the systems in action. It allows users to control their systems remotely, collect data and use the data to enhance their productivity, reduce their operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, and reduce their environmental risk. Other offered services include 3D imaging from drones and virtual reality (VR). SCS uses aerial data collected via drones to compose topographic mapping, 2D images, 3D renderings, GIS, thermal, infrared (IR), and methane leak detection for waste facilities. The SCS RMC® team can take rendered models and apply them into virtual reality (VR) headset as well, which allows decision-makers at waste management facilities and organizations to “walk the site” from anywhere.

 

Current clients save Operating & Monitoring (O&M) costs and reduce human error by generating internal and regulatory reports automatically, using data automatically collected by the system. They can also receive instant notification of malfunctions and can troubleshoot these notifications remotely.

Not only for landfills, until recent years the public did not realize the long-term value of recycling nor the associated costs. Some clients use SCS RMC® to monitor dumpsters and recycling receptacles for collection. This helps keep waste and recycling inside the container, collection schedules more efficient, and overall operations less costly.

Manufacturing, industrial facilities, and ports use remote monitoring and control for real-time viewing, analysis, and control of equipment and systems critical to production and safe operations, often for air monitoring.

Galen Petoyan, Senior Vice President of Field Services states, “We fully embrace SCS RMC® within SCS Field Services® because the software allows us to provide more value to our clients; our technicians and engineers can avert problems, and when needed, provide rapid, efficient, and accurate analysis and action.”

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am
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EREF Celebrates 25 Years of Industry Research and Education

October 18, 2019

This week the solid waste industry is celebrating 25 years of valuable research, inspiration, and support of solid waste professionals provided by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation. On Tuesday, industry leaders met to recognize EREF’s impact on the solid waste industry and acknowledge the role stakeholders play supporting the Foundation and sharing the resulting research.

EREF is a trusted source of data-driven, empirical science for the betterment of solid waste management and policy informing industry, federal and state agencies, academics, and the public. The foundation is also a resource for students and young professionals in the solid waste industry, by providing scholarships, internships, and MSW eTextbook programs. These programs inspire young professionals and ultimately add to EREF’s research and the industry as a whole.

EREF receives funding and participation from companies such as SCS Engineers to continue new research and scholarship programs such as the Robert P. Stearns Master’s Scholarship. The foundation is remarkably successful in producing unbiased reports, which translate ideas and data into action for sustainable waste management practices.

Thank you and congratulations from your colleagues at SCS Engineers for 25 years of scientific research and educational initiatives for the benefit of our industry and the communities we serve.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 9:28 am
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