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WASTECON Becomes Virtual Event – Embracing Disruption

January 26, 2021

SWANA will host is annual national conference, WASTECON® as a Virtual event aptly called “Embracing Disruption”, January 26-28, 2021.

SWANA’s re-engineered executive leadership summit for the solid waste and recycling industry will be more accessible than ever. Each keynote session will include high impact speakers discussing the issues that matter the most to private and public sector solid waste and recycling leaders in the United States and Canada.   

Embracing Disruption. Not just the conference theme, embracing disruption is the future of our industry. The solid waste and recycling industry is being reshaped by powerful forces – fiscal uncertainty, a critical need for infrastructure investment, local governments pushed to engage in creative city-to-city and public/private partnerships in the absence of federal and state leadership, and the need to leverage technology to connect to our communities and customers.

“When we embrace disruptions, we can lean in and make decisions that help accelerate needed solutions and sunset legacy practices that can stand in the way of progress,” said SWANA Deputy Executive Director, Meri Beth Wojtaszek. “This has some leaders replacing the phrase ‘before and after’ to ‘before and faster.’”

SWANA is curating a dynamic lineup for this event that includes high-level speakers and panelists that will discuss the lessons learned and organizational changes that have been made during the COVID-19 recovery phases; the resurgence of interest in recycling as the new national recycling strategy and goals are announced in the US. Participants will hear from top executives in the public and private sector who are working hard to build resiliency in the communities that they serve.

Visit WASTECON.org for program updates and registration information as it becomes available.

 

 

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2020 RAM/SWANA/SWAA Webinar Series

October 29, 2020

The Recycling Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, and the Minnesota Solid Waste Administrator’s Association teamed up to host a series of 10 webinars running every Thursday from September 10th through November 12th.

The webinars will cover such topics as

  • Solid Waste Management Industry Resilience
  • The State of Recycling and Solid Waste in Minnesota from the MPCA
  • Direction of the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry
  • Organics
  • PFAS
  • Recycling and Disposal of Green Energy Components
  • Expanding End Markets for Problem Plastics
  • Recycled Feedstock for Essential Manufacturing During COVID-19
  • Problem Landfill Materials

SCS Engineers is a sponsor of the webinars.

 

 

Click for webinar details and to register

 

 

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VRA-SWANA Webinar Series – Navigating Changes on the Horizon

October 16, 2020

SCS Professional Dave Hostetter will speak on “Recent Changes in Landfills and Technology”, on October 16 at 10:00 am ET, as one of the virtual webinar sessions hosted by the Virginia Recycling Association and SWANA in its 2020 Webinar series called “Navigating Changes on the Horizon.”

Dave will discuss “How IoT and SCADA are Changing Landfills”.

He will present alongside Bob Car and Mark Bertane of Blackhawk Technology Company, who will address Pumping Elevated Temp Fluids; and Jenny Johnson of LaBella Associates, who will discuss Navigating the Shortage of Landfill Operators.

The VRA-SWANA series is packed with interesting events.  Click for more information and to register

 

 

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Keystone SWANA 2020 Election Results

October 5, 2020

Officers elected by Keystone SWANA members include two SCS Engineers' leaders.

Our congratulations to Keystone’s new Officers and Directors, including SCS’s Denise Wessels and Tom Lock.

 

President, Michele Nestor
Vice President, Denise Wessels
Secretary, Tom Lock
Treasurer, Matthew Foltz
Private Sector Directors: Jill Hamill, Carolyn Witwer
Public Sector Directors: Scott McGrath and Scot Sample
Young Professionals Director: Brandon Comer
Chapter International Board Member: Robert Watts

 

We thank you for your service and commitment.

 

The Solid Waste Association of North America – SWANA organization is comprised of public and private sector professionals committed to advancing solid waste management, safety,  and resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy, and research. Keystone SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications, and a large offering of technical training courses which in turn keep our communities and environmental resources healthier.

 

 

 

 

 

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VRA and SWANA Webinar: Landfill Gas Emissions and LFG Control System Performance

September 28, 2020

Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers

SWANA is offering educational sessions as a webinar series with CEUs available from August through November. Register for just a few or pay one flat fee to participate in as many as you would like.

This week’s Webinar is on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 am ET, 1 CEU.

Landfill Gas Emissions and LFG Control System Performance

State-of-the industry practices pertaining to the design, construction, operations, monitoring, and data analytics of LFG collection and control systems, as well as investigation of the quantity (mass flux) of fugitive (uncollected) LFG emissions.

Webinar Schedule and Registration

This 1 hour SWANA Training includes topics on Landfill Gas Emissions. Register through the VRA/SWANA Webinar Series. If you’d like to learn more about the services and technologies discussed during this session, try one of these links:

 

 

 

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Sustainability in Solid Waste Management Webinar

September 17, 2020

The Virginia Recycling Association and SWANA are hosting Sustainability in Solid Waste Management webinar on September 17 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time

2.5 CEUs

Speakers include:

  • Bianca B. Howard, Wake County: Talking Trash in a Post-Pandemic World: Delivering Environmental Education in Wake
    County
  • James Law, PE, BCEE, SCS Engineers: ISWA Organization Member Representative
  • Florentino B. De La Cruz, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering North Carolina State University: Effects of Food Waste Diversion on Leachate Quality
  • Dr. Bryan Staley, Environmental Research and Education Foundation: Using Life Cycle Assessment to Assess Material Recovery Benefits
  • Ernie Hoch, Draper Aden Associates: Zero Waste and Sustainability
  • Ryan Duckett, PE, SCS Engineers

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

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VRA and SWANA Webinar: Strategies for Solid Waste Management

September 8, 2020

Sustainable Materials Management - SCS Engineers

In lieu of the 2020 Joint Solid Waste and Recycling Conference scheduled for October 28-30, SWANA is offering educational sessions as a webinar series with CEUs available from August through November. Register for just a few or pay one flat fee to participate in as many as you would like.

This week’s Webinar is on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 am ET, 1 CEU.

Strategies for Solid Waste Management

  • Emerging Technologies: Overview and Peek Into the Future
  • Coastal Resources of Maine Mixed Waste Processing Facility
  • The business case for GHG Emissions Reductions via Efficiency in Solid Waste

Webinar Schedule and Registration

 

 

 

 

 

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SWANA Honors Patrick Sullivan with 2020 Distinguished Individual Achievement Award

August 18, 2020

SWANA recognizes members for their contributions and advancements to the Landfill Gas and Biogas Division and the industry with the Landfill Gas and Biogas Distinguished Individual Achievement Award.  

 

This year, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is presenting the 2020 Landfill Gas and Biogas (LGB) Division, Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) to Patrick Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan, an SCS Engineers’ Sr. Vice President, will receive the award at his home with recognition at SWANA WASTECON® later in December.

Pat Sullivan is one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the nation on the subjects of landfill gas (LFG), or biogas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Clean Air Act regulations, as well as greenhouse gas and climate change. He serves as SCS Engineers’ expert on these topics and throughout the industry.

SWANA’s LGB Division is widely recognized as a leading authority on issues surrounding LFG recovery, control, management, utilization, system design, operation, and maintenance. Mr. Sullivan has been a participating member for decades, serving as chair and vice-chair of the rules and regulations committee; division director, vice director, and past director, and continues to serve as a member of the joint rules/regulation and advocacy committee within the LGB Division.

Mr. Sullivan generously shares his knowledge and time by publishing and presenting over 120 technical papers in industry journals, publications, conferences, seminars, and workshops. The majority of these topical materials relate to LFG, air quality, greenhouse gas, and risk assessment issues for landfills. He routinely provides high-level training to SCS’s LFG staff and professionals.

“I am honored to receive the DIAA from SWANA as it is always rewarding to get recognized by your peers for your professional accomplishments,” stated Pat Sullivan. “Although it would have been nice to share the award with my colleagues in person at SWANAPalooza, it was a pleasant surprise to receive the award in the mail at home.”

 

Congratulations, Pat!

 

 

 

 

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SWANAPalooza 2020 is now a Virtual Event

June 22, 2020

SWANAPalooza has been rescheduled to the week of June 22, 2020, and will now be a Virtual Event titled “Connecting our Resources”.  SWANA’s leadership anticipates that the virtual conference will allow even more of the solid waste community to participate in this important industry event.

SWANApalooza is SWANA’s leading conference for solid waste professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management.  SWANA is working around the clock to organize this important virtual event.

Numerous SCS professionals will deliver presentations, including these and on-demand at the SCS Booth.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 3:40 PM – 4:15 PM
    How Innovative Technologies are Improving Landfill Operations – David Hostetter, Chris Woloszyn, and Sam Rice
    Join a lively discussion on current and emerging technologies and how they are applied to landfills.
  • Can’t wait? Listen to this recently published podcast.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Keynote: PFAS Management Research in Solid Waste Landfills – Viraj deSilva, Bryan Staley, Thabet, Tolaymat, Morton Barlaz, Timothy Townsend
    Learn about research to understand the environmental risks posed by PFAS in solid waste management.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
    PFAS Treatment and Concentrated Waste Management Alternatives in Solid Waste Landfills – Viraj deSilva
    Compare the benefits, costs, and potential drawbacks to PFAS treatment options in landfill leachate.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 3:40 PM – 4:15 PM
    Navigating the Maze of Federal Air Quality Regulations for Landfills – Pat Sullivan
    Learn about the EPA’s landfill regulations, including NSPS, NESHAP, and Emission Guidelines.
  • Thursday, June 25, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    Keynote: COVID-19 Steps to Recovery – The Path Forward – Michelle Leonard
    Join us to discuss the steps that the industry will take as we navigate to the ‘new normal’

 

For details and registration information visit https://swanapalooza.org

 

 

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SWANA Collaborates with Glad to Create the Sanitation Workers Support Fund

June 17, 2020

The men and women of the solid waste industry have been continuing their jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of their hard work and sacrifice, SWANA is collaborating with Glad to support sanitation workers across the United States and Canada personally affected by COVID-19 through the Sanitation Workers Support Fund (Fund). The Fund is providing financial assistance to eligible front-line solid waste and recycling collection workers in the United States and Canada adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Thank you!

“The solid waste industry is considered essential, and its workers have been on the front line, without failure, making sure waste is collected and disposed of since the onset of COVID-19. This fund is an important recognition of their contribution to our communities, and is a way of providing support when they are personally impacted by the pandemic,” stated Suzanne Sturgeon, Health & Safety Program Manager for SCS Field Services and SWANA Safety Committee Chair.

 

 

 

 

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