SCS Engineers

June 29, 2021

Organics Management: Hybrid Approach Improves Composting Quality, Yield, and Organics Capacity

Chittenden Solid Waste District, Vermont The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) in Williston, Vermont, selected SCS Engineers to prepare a business analysis and provide design services for CSWD’s organics diversion facility (ODF), home of Green Mountain Compost.  SCS’s design services include expanding and improving the current aerated static pile ...

May 4, 2021

Organics: Planning and funding organics management in Sullivan County, NY

Many counties transport waste to regional landfills or other states at a high cost. Organics management could be a solution to reduce the cost by reducing the amount of waste. As Greg McCarron explains, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as in Sullivan County, NY.   This recording is ...

April 23, 2021

International: Feasibility Study and Recommendations for a Sanitary Landfill, The Gambia

Bakoteh Dumpsite, Kanifing, The Gambia Background and Challenges The Bakoteh Dumpsite is the largest dumpsite in The Gambia. Originally built outside the city, with continued population growth, residential and commercial development now surround the 18-hectare dumpsite. Dumpsite fires, odors, mosquitos, and public outcry are big challenges for The Gambia’s ...

March 4, 2021

Solar Energy: Permitting, Planning, and Design of Solar Facility

SCS is engaged with one of the nation’s largest renewable energy generators to permit a large solar facility. Early in the planning process, SCS working with our client, developed a minimization and avoidance strategy. This strategy attempts to minimize or entirely avoid environmental impacts with careful planning throughout the ...

January 28, 2021

Comprehensive Professional Engineering and Consulting for Solid Waste Landfills

SCS Engineers provides the Manatee County Solid Waste Division (MCSWD) with comprehensive landfill and solid waste consulting services under a multi-year continuing general engineering services contract dating back to 2006. SCS is the current Engineer of Record for Manatee County and sole contracted provider of engineering, operation and maintenance ...

January 28, 2021

Brownfields, Remediation, Due Diligence: Former Industrial Site to Mixed Use Residential

Florida Crystals Investment Corporation, FCI Residential Eleven, LLC (FCI) purchased former warehouse properties in Tampa’s up-and-coming Channelside district. The goal – convert these former industrial properties to mixed-use residential multi-family housing and retail development. Environmental Challenges  SCS identified environmental challenges during due diligence, including a Phase I Environmental Site ...

January 28, 2021

Technology: Leachate Tank Remote Monitoring

A closed landfill containing an above-ground leachate tank and pumping equipment. The leachate tank and pump system’s primary components include a wet-well (maintenance hole) and submersible pump, an above-ground storage tank, a discharge pump, and two flow meters. Landfill liquids are pumped and drain into the maintenance hole, then ...

January 28, 2021

Technology: Real-Time Air Monitoring System

Confidential Client Challenge – Cost of Mandated Air Monitoring Regulators informed a facility that it required air monitoring for a select constituent emitted from industrial batch operations and a regulated volatile organic compound as a hazardous air pollutant. Manual air monitoring was costly, approximately $1,000 per day. State regulators ...

January 28, 2021

Technology: Landfill Gas Flare Remote Monitoring

SCS provides ongoing engineering and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for a closed landfill. The landfill contains a landfill gas (LFG) blower/flare system, LFG compression skid, and liquid handling tank (LHT). Challenges – Power Loss, Efficient Operations, and Budget Constraints Inclement weather and frequent power losses caused operational headaches ...

January 5, 2021

Remediation: Landfill to Business Park and Public Area

2021 American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida, ACEC-FL Engineering Excellence Award Winner   Countyline Corporate Park Background Countyline Corporate Park is a planned 8.5 million square foot, 500-acre premier logistics center built by one of Florida’s leading industrial developers. Most of the project site was a former Construction ...