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:
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.
Florida SWANA will host its Winter Conference February 19-21 at teh new Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The call for Abstracts is open through November 14. Suggested Topics include
Stay tuned for more conference details as they emerge. Plenty of SCS Engineers professionals will be there – we hope you will too!
The Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) showed their appreciation of Tim Flanagan’s work at its General Meeting this week. The APWA’s Awards Committee and Board of Directors recognized Tim for his involvement with an extensive range of public works projects that greatly influence the community and continue positively impacting the environment.
Philip Edwards, Award Director, wrote in a letter to Tim, “Your support over the years of the Monterey Bay Chapter of APWA has been especially commendable and appreciated. We are pleased to recognize your outstanding work.”
Flanagan recognized the value of sustainable waste management long before others in the industry and played a key role in developing a pilot anaerobic digestion facility, which processes food waste and other organics into energy. This facility was the first in California to process organics from the municipal solid waste stream.
As the General Manager of the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD), he acted as a leader in sustainable solid waste management and resource recovery. The Solid Waste Association of North America recognizes his work and the MRWMD as one of the “Best Solid Waste Systems in North America.”
In 2021, Flanagan initiated the partnership with the Veteran’s Transition Center of Monterey County with The Last Chance Mercantile. This public/non-profit partnership that Flanagan helped create has the benefit of providing stable jobs for our Veterans in transition and the reuse of recovered items instead of landfilling them.
Tim Flanagan continues making significant contributions in North America and globally. He does so as an SCS employee-owner. The award-winning environmental consulting and engineering firm has a history of innovation – a perfect fit for Tim to continue advancing programs in the region and across the U.S.
SCS Engineers Senior Vice President Michelle Leonard said, “This is the expert you want advising you on how to collect, transport, valorize, recover, and reuse various types of waste in a manner that does not jeopardize the environment, human health, or future generations.”
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) initiated a Waste and Materials Management (WMM) Study Group to provide constructive feedback on policy and technical issues. There are also five subgroups assigned to research selected topics and develop recommendations for presentation to the full group.
The study group and subgroups include a mix of regulators, industry representatives, environmental group representatives, researchers/professors, and consultants.
The WMM study group has five subgroups working on along with resources related to the area of study:
Feel free to contact Tom Karwoski or Betsy Powers for more information; active study group members ready to answer your questions and help you get engaged in the WMM.
“This program directly supports the county’s Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future by helping businesses to implement recycling programs,” says Leonard. “And not only recycling but waste reduction, as well, all of which, of course, contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, resource management and sustainable materials management.”