Waste360 Young Professional Award

Our Congratulations and Thanks to the Waste360 2021 40 Under 40 Awards Winners

March 4, 2021

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The Waste360 Awards program recognizes the waste, recycling, and organics leaders of the future. SCS Engineers is proud of all the 2021 winners for their significant contributions to our industry and society. A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated over 300 nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners. Here’s the list!

Korey Jones, Solid Waste Collections Administrator, Athens-Clarke County
Mike Zukusky, CFO, Big Truck Rental
Vinnie Bevivino, Director of Organics, Bioenergy DevCo
Kristian Buur, President, Bramidan USA
Taylor Norton, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Budget Dumpster
Joanne Brasch, Ph.D., Special Projects Manager, California Product Stewardship Council
Rachel Ashworth, Director of Industrial Solutions, Casella Resource Solutions
Eduardo Rodriguez, Operations Manager, City of Phoenix
Meaghan Davis, Manager, Circular Economy & Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto
Timothy Mitchell, Senior Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Brendon Pantano, CEO, Coastal Waste & Recycling, Inc.
Ben Parry, CEO, Compost Crew
Rachael Graziotto, Analyst, Sales Operations, Covanta Environmental Solutions
Stephanie C. Bolyard, Research and Scholarships Program Manager, Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
Andrea Rodriguez-Pinero, Director of Recycling, US, FCC Environmental Services
Jennifer Guhl, Development & Marketing Director, Food Rescue US
Seth Heath, General Manager, GFL Environmental
Zebedee McLaurin VI, Sustainability Director, Goodr, Inc.
William Brinker, Managing Director, Landfill Group
Brandon D. Hurst, President/CEO, Martin Environmental Services Inc.
Michael Derr, Senior Sales Manager, McNeilus | An Oshkosh Corporation Company
Kisha Murray, Manager, Miami Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, Code Enforcement Division
Jason Utgaard, General Manager, Momentum Recycling
Julie Raskin, Executive Director, NYC Sanitation Foundation
Renee Barker, Food System Sustainability Manager, Postmates, Inc
Rachel Perlman, Senior Associate for Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
Brennan Madden, Senior Consultant, RRS
Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, Rubicon
Leah Tischler, Sustainability Manager, SBM
Brett Belda, Vice President, Waste Technology Division, Schaefer Systems International, Inc.
Somshekhar Kundral, Senior Project Manager, SCS Engineers
John Fearrington, Project Engineer, Smith Gardner, Inc.
Kyle O’Keefe, Director of Innovation and Programs, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Kari Armbruster, Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Program Lead, The Kroger Co.
Chance Hennig, Regional Sales Manager, Toter, A Wastequip Brand
TJ Troiano, Chief Operating Officer, Troiano Waste Services, Inc.
Celeste McMickle, Director of Client Solutions TRUE Certification, U.S. Green Building Council
Aaron Bradley, Division Vice President, Waste Connections
Katy Wong, Project Manager, Waste Management
John Winters, Route Optimization Manager, Winters Bros. Waste Systems

Waste360 Innovator and Changemaker Awards
Clark Dinnison, Head of Product, RePlenysh, has been honored with the Waste360 Innovator Award, which recognizes innovators and forward thinkers who often use technology to better the industry. His work has changed the way materials are moved and used in a way that has not been done before.

Noah Moretter, CEO, Noah’s Recycling, has been honored with the Waste360 Changemaker Award, which recognizes leaders who create real, meaningful, positive change for the waste, recycling, and organics industry. During the pandemic, this young man started his own recycling company and donated a portion of the money he makes to a local food shelf.


The winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America’s solid waste, recycling, and organics industry event, June 28-30, 2021, in Las Vegas.


Well Done!







Posted by Diane Samuels at 11:01 am

Meet Steve Linehan, P.E., and Recent Waste360 40-Under-40 Winner

February 7, 2020

Like many Young Professionals, Steve is more than a Professional Engineer. To his clients, he’s a manager often exceeding their expectations; to others a mentor and to his community a man involved.

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Steve Linehan, PE

As a Senior Project Manager at SCS, Steve is responsible for overseeing solid waste and environmental services projects from SCS’s Oklahoma City and Wichita offices. He has a broad range of expertise, including solid and hazardous waste regulations, landfill design, and regulatory compliance. Steve supports his clients providing landfill and solid waste solutions that include compliance audits, stormwater modeling and design, remedial action plans, remedial systems designs, site investigations, health and safety assessments, waterway crossing assessments, and construction.

Living and working in the Heartland, his efforts take him to sites including solid waste facilities, active and closed landfill sites, oil well fields, fuel storage facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, truck stops, industrial sites, and agricultural sites. Chemical contamination encountered in both soil and groundwater media is of growing concern across the nation. Steve mitigates and helps prevent contamination from petroleum, dioxin, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and solvents. Some of these sites have complex management systems that protect the air, water, and soil from harm. Operating these systems in harmony is expensive, requiring experience and understanding of each of the components plus regional knowledge.

Sangeeta Bhattacharjee, EIT

Sangeeta Bhattacharjee, E.I.T., an SCS Engineers Associate Professional, submitted Steve’s name as a Waste360 candidate, unknown to him. So being among the honorees came as quite a surprise. Sangeeta told us, “I wanted to let everyone know about his work and take inspiration from him.” She went on to say:

If anyone is looking for a professional who has experience, knowledge, expertise in landfills but who is still so humble, honest, and always there to learn more, it is Steve in my eyes. Anyone who meets Steve will be assured that he will get the work done. That much confidence and expertise with so much coolness is a rare combination. I, and most of my colleagues, depend on his personal qualities every day; I am sure others will be happy to know him.

Steve, a graduate of Kansas State University, is licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Kansas and Oklahoma Societies of Professional Engineers, where he served in several chair positions as well as Chapter President; and the Solid Waste Association of North America where he recently served in the Sunflower Chapter as a Director.

Thanks to Sangeeta, Steve and all the Waste360 40-Under-40 Award Winners for their commitment to solving solid waste industry challenges and facing these challenges positively − you make a difference.





Posted by Diane Samuels at 7:51 am

SCS Engineers’ David P. Hostetter PE, LEED AP, CEM, Named a Waste360 Young Professional Award Winner

May 10, 2016

Penton’s Waste360 Unveils the Next Generation of Leaders in the Waste and Recycling Space Award

Dave Hostetter, SCS Engineers
Dave Hostetter, SCS Engineers

The Waste360 “40 Under 40” awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling, and organics industry has made a significant contribution to the industry. Dave Hostetter focuses on designing landfill gas systems and landfill gas flare systems.  Although still considered a young professional himself, he serves as a mentor to other engineers, providing guidance with hands-on design as well as professional guidance.

Dave is a LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).  He brings to SCS Engineers an abundance of expertise and fresh ideas. Dave has a keen eye for troubleshooting and diagnosing control system issues. He serves SCS clients wholeheartedly and goes out of his way to provide assistance as well as the expertise needed to make their day-to-day operations run as smoothly as possible.  Dave has participated in a multitude of landfill gas and leachate system designs, including designs for blower and flare stations, wellfields, gas conveyance piping, leachate pumping systems, and groundwater extraction systems.  His vast and varying experience, honest and hard-working approach to projects, and his positive attitude make him a respected resource within the firm.

Dave lives the SCS mission, and clients trust him for his honest and comprehensive approach to their challenges. Dave takes ownership of his work and puts in the time and effort to deliver excellent results and maintain a great relationship with his clients. “Dave Hostetter sets the example of how an honorable, dynamic, and experienced engineer should act at SCS,” said Paul Mandeville, Senior Vice President and Director of SCS’s offices on the east coast. “Dave serves as a model of what young professionals and students should strive to become in their professional and personal careers; we are very proud of him.”

Please join SCS in congratulating Dave Hostetter on his recent recognition by Waste360.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am