solid waste managment

The Evolution of Solid Waste Management

July 5, 2023


Published in Waste Management & Research, two of SCS’s most experienced MSW experts, Dave Ross and James Law, cover the MSW evolution and forecast conditions and practices to expect in the next 40 years. Their paper is a mix of facts and sage opinions highlighting some significant and interesting milestones as solid waste management transformed from the 80s to today’s rapidly changing infrastructure and processes.

Ross and Law close their article with speculations on how solid waste management might evolve further by 2063.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

Denise Wessels of SCS Engineers Elected to the Keystone SWANA Board of Directors

September 26, 2017

The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of public and private sector professionals committed to advancing solid waste and resource management through education, advocacy, and research.

Denise Wessels, SCS Engineers Elected to Keystone SWANA Board of Directors

Keystone SWANA announced the election of Denise Wessels of SCS Engineers to the Board of Directors at the Association’s annual business meeting held in conjunction with the 19th Annual Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association (PWIA) and Keystone SWANA Fall Conference in Harrisburg on September 7, 2017. Ms. Wessels will serve for two years starting on October 1, 2017.

Directors are elected by majority vote of the members at the annual business meeting. Ms. Wessels, a long-standing member of the Association, had agreed to step in to fill a vacant director’s seat earlier in the year; this election serves to confirm that members are more than happy with her service. As a board member, she is responsible for the activities, property, and affairs of the Chapter.

Ms. Wessels is a Project Manager with SCS’s Landfill Engineering Group in Pennsylvania. She has more than 20 years of experience in the waste management industry and environmental consulting, including landfill design, project management, regulatory compliance, permitting, environmental monitoring and studies, auditing, and budgeting.

“The PWIA and SWANA both make important contributions to Pennsylvania’s economy and the environment by supporting those who manage the nearly nine million tons of municipal solid waste that citizens generate each year,” stated Paul Mandeville, SCS Senior Vice President, and Regional Director. “Denise is sharp and always brings great value to clients, association members, and her co-workers.”

Congratulations, Denise!



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:05 am

Marc Rogoff Debunks the Myth That Recycling is Going Away

March 6, 2017

Eight reasons to help confront the myth include economic advice from the NWRA and SWANA.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 3:00 am