Meet SCS professionals, Sherren Clark and Phil Gearing, who will be presenting at the Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Stevens Point, WI, February 27 – March 1, 2019.
This will be the 18th year the conference is jointly hosted by the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Badger Chapter, and the Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Managers Association (WCSWMA). This partnership has allowed professionals from all aspects of the solid waste & recycling industry to collaborate and learn from one another.
SCS Booth 401, at the main entrance to Exhibit Hall D, is open:
Monday, February 25, 2019: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM during the Opening Reception.
Tuesday, February 26, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 27th, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Building the Future is the focus of SWANAPalooza 2019. The conference offers opportunities for finding long-term solutions for domestic recycling, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and SCS professionals from a range of industry areas. Discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!
Monday, February 25, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance, Day 1 (of 3)
SWANA’s Landfill Gas Systems Operations and Maintenance course will explore the daily challenges associated with the operation and maintenance of LFG systems by discussing generally accepted industry practices as well as some new and alternative approaches for the capture, control, and management of landfill gas.
The information in this three-day course is useful for hands-on practical use in the field and presented in an easy to understand format. Class participants and instructors discuss alternative practices, lessons learned, and issues debated in the industry.
Monday, February 25, 2019: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Zero Waste Principles and Practices, Day 1 (of 3)
Professionals who take the new SWANA/CRRA Zero Waste Principles and Practices certification course will have the ability to integrate their understanding of Zero Waste with their existing waste management systems, practices and policies to move local systems toward locally-defined zero waste goals.
Monday, February 25, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
MentorMatch Mixer – Room 200
Grab a drink, then mix and mingle with potential mentors and mentees at SWANApalooza’s MentorMatch Mixer! Face-to-face interaction with experienced professionals (mentors) willing to start a six-month mentorship where they can share their expertise with fellow colleagues (mentees) looking for career guidance or professional development within the solid waste management and recycling industry.
Tuesday, February 26, 8:55 AM – 9:30 AM
SWANA Technical Division Awards – Ballroom B
Congratulate the first-ever winners of the SWANA Technical Division for Sustainable Materials Management. The first division award for an organization’s leadership and an individual’s achievements goes to…
2019 Sustainable Materials Management Award Winner: Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
2019 Sustainable Materials Management DIAA Recipient: Michelle Leonard, Vice President, SCS Engineers
Tuesday, February 26, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
YP Morning Meet-Up – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge
Grab a cup of coffee and join active Young Professional volunteers in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge! Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn about what we do and how you can get more involved in the YP Group.
Tuesday, February 26, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
YP Meet & Greet with Speaker Corrine Rico – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge
Meet speaker Corrine Rico face-to-face and further discuss her Keynote Plenary topic “The New Normal in Recycling for 2019 and Beyond”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals.
Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Young Professionals Mid-Year Meeting – Room 209
Tuesday, February 26, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Deep Dive: Emphasizing Food Recovery and Reuse to Help Meet Diversion Goals – Room 200
Grocery chains, schools, municipal waste departments, nonprofit organizations, and legislative bodies are all looking for ways to keep food in the hands of people who need it for nourishment and NOT send it to a landfill. This session offers a plethora of programs—see if there’s one that you can add to redirect food to the needy.
Take My Job, Please – Room 209
Join David Walker of SCS Engineers and other professionals who love their jobs, and continue to grow and develop within our industry.
Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Time for Relaxed Networking – Ballroom A
Join SCS and the Southern New England Chapter for a taste of New England’s many contributions to food and drink, plus popular music courtesy of “The Proper Bostonians”. Featuring dynamic vocal harmonies and stellar musicianship from some of Boston’s most highly regarded musicians, this band has an infectious energy that keeps you on the dance floor. A fun photo booth will let you take a breather from dancing to capture memories of friends new and old.
Wednesday, February 27, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Tips for Aspiring Writers – Room 209
In today’s competitive marketplace, young professionals must perfect the art of personal branding — developing a unique professional identity. Personal branding not only benefits your own career, but it also enhances your organization’s image. A key element in building a personal brand is outreach: getting exposure and connecting in places where your target audience spends time. Prominent among these settings are industry publications and websites. This session will focus on writing skills to improve the chances that your product will be published.
Wednesday, February 27, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
YP Meet & Greet with Speaker Phil Goddard – YP Exhibit Hall Lounge
Join SCS in the YP Exhibit Hall Lounge to meet speaker Phil Goddard face-to-face and further discuss his Keynote Plenary session topic “Capacity Trends in Southern New England: Short Term Risks and Long Term Solutions”. Take some time to ask questions, say hello, and further discuss with fellow session attendees and Young Professionals.
Wednesday, February 27, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tackling Key Safety Issues – Ballroom B
Join Scott Lambert, Project Superintendent, Suzanne Sturgeon, CSMS, Health and Safety Manager, and Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President, all of SCS Engineers to discuss keeping your people safe at your facility. Experts in health risk analysis and tools for employee health and safety will help you be proactive in promoting a culture of safety.
Contact us if you’d like to arrange discussions on specific topics with our professionals. See you in Boston.
SWANA provides free resources on its Safety Matters webpage, which contains valuable tools for both collection and post-collection. SWANA will also host numerous safety events this year, including a live safety webinar on January 29 at noon EST. Safety issues will also be discussed at SWANApalooza in Boston, Massachusetts, February 25-28, as well as at SWANA’s 7th Safety Summit at WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona, October 21-24.
Safety is a top priority for National Waste & Recycling Association and its members. NWRA offers a wide range of comprehensive safety programs for its member companies, including these resources online:
The Recycling Association of MN/SWANA Chapter Annual Fall Conference will take place October 15-16, 2018 in Brooklyn Park, MN. Stop by and visit SCS’s booth! More details soon.
The SWANA Keystone Chapter has elected Tom Lock of SCS Engineers as Secretary of the Chapter. Tom assumed his new position following the Board of Director’s meeting on September 6, 2018.
Tom continues to provide leadership and representation for the waste management industry and in the use of renewable energy resources such as landfill gas and solar in the region. In his new position, he is responsible for keeping full minutes of all proceedings of the Chapter, its members, directors, and committees, and maintaining Chapter records. Tom will issue notices required by law and SWANA bylaws, prepare and submit required annual, periodic or special reports, and shall perform other duties as requested by the Board of Directors. He is a SWANA member of over 25 years and regularly participates in regional and national conferences.
Tom, a Project Manager for SCS Engineers, has three decades of experience in environmental field services and project management, with an emphasis on waste industry operations and maintenance. He manages the SCS Engineers Harrisburg office and coordinates with the firm’s offices and operations nationwide. Lock’s expertise is in Operations, Maintenance, and Monitoring (OM&M) of environmental control systems. His work involves OM&M of renewable energy resources such as landfill gas using a sophisticated collection, monitoring, and reporting system SCSeTools®.
Our congratulations to Tom and the other newly elected officers.
See you in Nashville! SCS Engineers
Click for details https://www.scsengineers.com/event/swana-wastecon-2018
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, plus Orioles baseball game
The 2018 landfill and solid waste seminar on May 16 will provide updates on the latest regulatory, policy, and technological developments in the solid waste, landfill, and landfill gas industries with an emphasis on the Maryland regulatory environment.
The $100 registration fee includes continental breakfast, seminar materials, lunch, and a certificate of completion, and a ticket to the Baltimore Orioles v. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at Camden Yards. Space is limited; be sure to register early! To register, please download the agenda and registration form and follow the directions. Contact our Reston, VA office if you have any questions.
Who Should Attend?
The seminar is intended for solid waste management professionals, landfill managers, supervisors, and operators. For attendees already possessing landfill experience, topics 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 Credits
Full event attendance provides three (3) Continuing Education Units for the SWANA Certification Program.
SCS provides services throughout the U.S., North America, and globally.
This SWANA Webinar will cover regulatory requirements, assessment/investigation, monitoring, and mitigation strategies for odor. Case studies will be presented that illustrate the benefits of proactive odor management as a means of battling odor issues at solid waste facilities.
This SWANA Webinar is worth one (1) SWANA CEU.
Organics, sulfur-containing materials, and other items in the waste stream are what typically drive odor issues at landfills, composting operations, and related facilities. Odor impacts to neighboring properties, and in some cases to whole neighborhoods and larger regional areas, are possible for any type of solid waste facility.
Patrick Sullivan, Senior Vice President at SCS Engineers will illustrate the benefits of proactive, rather than reactive, odor management during a SWANA Webinar on Wednesday, May 9. Pat will cover regulatory requirements, assessment/investigation, monitoring, and mitigation strategies for odor.
Through implementation of odor management strategies and a preemptive approach to odor concerns, solid waste facilities can successfully avoid the lawsuits, regulatory actions, permitting difficulties, early facility closures and costs that all stem from a landfill odor issue. Take the first step in prevention and sign up for the webinar today.
Through implementation of odor management strategies and a preemptive approach to odor concerns, solid waste facilities can successfully avoid the lawsuits, regulatory actions, permitting difficulties, early facility closures and costs that all stem from a landfill odor issue.
Take the first step in prevention and sign up for this SWANA Webinar today. SWANA 1 CEU Point.
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Join William J. Perez, Project Manager, SCS Field Services for the SWANA webinar LFG Data Collection and Analysis, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm ET.
GCCS are installed with the operational goals of complying with federal, state and local regulations, preventing LFG migration, and controlling odors. Their proper operation along with data collection are essential to achieving compliance and operating at peak efficiency without challenges.
Once data is collected it is then analyzed to determine if there are problems at data collection points. Problems can include; air leaks, over pull conditions, high gas temperature, low or no flow, low available system pressure, high methane, high static pressure, or other issues. Bill Perez discusses these challenges to efficiency; how to identify them as well as what corrective actions to take.