May 14, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at the 2024 WV Brownfields & Main Street Conference, taking place September 10th to 12th, 2024, at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. This premier redevelopment event in West Virginia offers insightful sessions and workshops focused on brownfields redevelopment and downtown revitalization in rural communities.

Registration opens in June, so mark your calendars and join us for this all-day event where industry leaders converge to discuss strategies for sustainable development and community renewal. Don’t miss this opportunity to at the 2024 WV Brownfields & Main Street Conference connect, learn, and contribute to the future of West Virginia’s economic and environmental landscape.

Melissa Schick will be speaking at the conference!






Posted by Brianna Morgan at 9:46 am

April 16, 2024

Join SCS Engineers at The 4th Annual Oilfield Water Markets Conference, taking place at the Irving Convention Center. This essential gathering brings together industry leaders to delve into the evolving landscape of oilfield water management. From addressing consolidation and seismicity challenges to embracing innovation for sustainable flow assurance, this conference offers valuable insights for E&P companies, water midstream sectors, service providers, investors, regulators, and more. Don’t miss out on this educational and networking opportunity.

Register here to secure your spot today!






Posted by Brianna Morgan at 9:11 pm

April 5, 2024

The 10th annual NYS Organics Summit is happening at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center in Buffalo, NY. This year’s event will be hybrid, offering in-person and virtual access. The NYS Organics Summit is an opportunity to connect with more than 200 materials management professionals to share success stories, learn about emerging issues, develop networks and partnerships, and discuss creative solutions to help advance sustainable organics management across New York State. The event’s program includes presentations, panel discussions, networking, and workshops. A student poster showcase will be hosted on Wednesday, April 17th and separate tickets are available for those interested in touring the NOCO Forestry’s Buffalo River Compost Facility and Generate Upcycle’s anaerobic digester.

The event is open to NYSAR3 members and non-members, with special pricing for students. Register today!


Posted by Brianna Morgan at 9:33 am

February 8, 2024

SCS Engineers is an exhibitor of the SWANA- Georgia Chapter 2024 Spring Conference at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA, March 18 – 20.

The conference will have informative technical sessions with continuing education opportunities, a vendor trade show, a golf tournament, a fun run, a trail maintenance service project, a Young Professionals axe throwing event, a Membership Networking Event, a clay shooting event (“Buzzard Shoot”) and a Casino Night reception for all to enjoy.

Click here for schedule, registration, and other conference details. See you there!


Posted by Brianna Morgan at 10:46 am

January 31, 2024

Connect with SCS experts at the 2024 CT Compost Conference presented by the Connecticut Compost Alliance at Connecticut College on March 14th in New London, CT. This free, one-day event features engaging in-person sessions where attendees can learn more about how composting benefits local communities, businesses, residents, farms, the environment and improve climate resiliency.

Gregory McCarronSCS National Expert on Organics, Greg McCarron, PE, will present and exhibit.

SCS is proud to be a Silver sponsor for this exciting event. Registration is free and open to the public.



Posted by Brianna Morgan at 7:58 am

May 30, 2016

Glass accounts for almost 5% of the municipal solid waste stream; state and local agencies have set ambitious zero waste goals; many agencies are not ready to give up on glass recycling.  How do they manage to keep their programs viable despite the cost of processing, transportation, and the challenge of cross contamination?

Read Marc Rogoff’s article here to discover how several entities across the country have reexamined their models and priorities to make glass recycling work.

Sustainable Solid Waste Managment Planning and Programs



Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

April 14, 2016

Despite the recent controversy associated with a few new mixed MRF facilities, the processing systems do an excellent job of what they are supposed to do: maximize the separation of like materials.


Taken as a whole, mixed MRFs have operated well since their reincarnation in the early 1990s and continued refinement through today. The sorting technology, which has been evolving for the last 25 years, has been proven to work and is reliable. Complete, pre-engineered integrated systems have been available now for years from a growing selection of established companies dedicated to the solid waste industry that can provide planning, engineering, manufacturing, controls, and startup, whether for new facilities, or retrofits of existing older facilities.

With that said, the following conclusions are offered for consideration:

  • MRFs have the potential to help communities significantly increase their waste diversion and recycling rates.
  • The integration of newer technologies offers a substantial increase in throughput of mixed waste-stream coupled with the ability to recover previously unrecoverable materials and/or materials previously unwanted (i.e., food scraps-organics).
  • High tech systems represent a significant investment over more manually intensive and older, less advanced facilities. This has to be balanced and their value thoroughly vetted in the planning stage with an economic proforma that is based on realistic, and in the authors opinion, conservative assumptions and estimates of the volume of recyclables that can be produced, demand for the recycled materials, changes in feedstock, the quality of recyclables that can be recognized, and the value that the market will put on those materials.
  • Operators should anticipate that plastic and fibers if commingled with dirty materials and/or mixed in with finished bales of those recycled materials may have a lower value placed on it by the end recycler than as compared to a bale of clean material. Thus, keeping different incoming waste-streams separate, at the front end of the system, if possible, is key in maximizing clean recovered materials and limiting the contamination risk posed by intermingling dirty materials.

Read the entire article

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Contact the authors: Bruce Clark and Marc Rogoff 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 2:31 pm