solid waste management

May 10, 2024

SCS Engineers is again hosting our popular half-day Solid Waste Seminar in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 5.  Lunch is included.

This annual seminar covers the latest regulatory, policy, and technology developments in solid waste, landfill, landfill gas, and sustainable materials management.  It is designed for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, waste/recycling managers, supervisors, and operators.

This year’s presentations will be

Smart Landfills: Transforming Waste Management with Remote Monitoring,
by David Hostetter, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, RMC Business Manager, SCS

Overview of Methane Sensing Technologies and the Future of Emissions Quantifications,
by Chris Woloszyn, Senior Project Professional, SCS

PFAS: The Saga Continues,
by Jennifer Robb, Vice President, SCS

Planning, Operating and Maintaining Bottom-Up Caisson Wells,
by Justin Stevenson, PE, Project Manager, SCS & Dan Faby, Senior OM&M Superintendent, SCS

Pennsylvania 2024 Regulatory Update,
by Jason Dunham, Department of Environmental Protection | Bureau of Waste

Site Assessment for Glass Recycling,
by Josh Krumski, Staff Professional, SCS


Please see the flyer for registration information. We hope to see you there!


Posted by Laura Dorn at 2:15 pm

December 15, 2023

Speak with SCS solid waste professionals at the SWANA Utah Beehive Chapter’s 2024 Symposium, March 7-8, in Springdale, Utah.

Prior to the conference, the Chapter will host 3 days of training (March 4-6).

Hotel and Registration Information will be available soon. Check the chapter website for more details.



Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:27 am

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

September 20, 2023

Florida SWANA will host its 2024 Winter Conference, “Together Towards Tomorrow”, February 19-21 at the new Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Conference host is developing an interesting and educational agenda of sessions and speakers who will discuss the latest developments in the solid waste industry. This will be an excellent time to share with and learn from your peers. For industry suppliers and service providers, this is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s products and services.

This multi-day conference will include general sessions on best practices in the solid waste management profession, networking events and more.

The conference is targeted towards local, state and municipal government solid waste directors, managers, regulators, operators and coordinators; in addition to private sector consulting engineers and suppliers of materials and equipment used in the management of solid waste.

Topics may 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

Click for more conference details and registration information.  Plenty of SCS Engineers professionals will be there – we hope you will too!



Posted by Laura Dorn at 6:00 pm

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

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

Click for more conference details and registration information

We hope to see you there!



Posted by Laura Dorn at 10:58 am

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

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

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

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