Evaluates nominations and presents “Landfill Management”, “Landfill Re-Use” and “Landfill Remediation” Excellence Award. Learn more about these awards
The Division also presents a "Landfill Distinguished Individual Achievement Award
” at the Landfill Symposium.
Call for Nominations for the 2018 DIAA Award is now open.
Download and fill out this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is December 17, 2017, at midnight Eastern time.
Landfill Health & Safety Committee
Leachate Management Committee
Committee Chair: Ivan Cooper, Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., North Carolina
Committee Chair: Sterling Kenyon, ASP, SCS Field Services, Texas
Encourages the presentation of specific topics at international and regional SWANA symposia, online training sessions and appropriate technical division bulletins.
Addresses leachate treatment costs, which represent one of the largest (if not the largest) cost category for many landfills. In addition, wastewater discharge regulations are tightening and, as a result, there’s a growing interest in and need for on-site treatment.
Legislative and Regulatory Committee
Committee Chair: Ravi Kadambala, Senior Project Professional, SCS Engineers, Florida
Tracks current and pending legislation at the federal and state levels, providing comments and writing letters to elected officials in support of SWANA's stance on key issues.
Long Term Management Committee
Committee Chair: Rick Aho, Retired Executive Director, MCSWMA, Michigan
Addresses a lack of guidance on the type of long-term care needed for landfills beyond what is required by federal regulations. The 30-year post-closure care (PCC) period prescribed in federal regulations can be decreased or extended by the director of an approved state if the state determines that the change is protective of human health and the environment. If the decision is made to extend the monitoring, then the committee will recommend the type, level and frequency of monitoring activities that should be required.
Committee Chair: Bob Schoenberger, Board Member, Chester County Solid Waste Authority, Pennsylvania
Develops and oversees the Division’s technical programs at WASTECON. The committee also suggests future conference sites, technical presentations and tours for the annual Landfill Symposium. Members also can serve as moderators for technical sessions and contribute to the topic and speaker selection process for SWANA's regular Webinars.
Committee Chair: James Moore, Northwest Region Compliance Manager, SCS Field Services, California
Provides training and education through courses and publications, assuring program quality. Courses have included:
- Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification Course
- Manager of Bioreactor Landfill Operations Certification Course
- Landfill Operational Issues
Young Professionals Representative: Lynsey Kocenko, Facility Manager, Delaware Solid Waste Authority