Solid Waste Management

Solid waste management involves complex interactions between public and private interests, including local landowners, commercial and industrial enterprises, and environmental regulators. WithersRavenel understands how to maintain the balance between the needs of landfill stakeholders, the local community, and the expectations of regulators.

Comprehensive solid waste management consulting requires an approach that considers all aspects of a community’s solid waste management needs, including short- and long-term aspects of collections, disposal capacity, management of recovered materials, and end-use opportunities, as well as public and commercial relations and financial considerations. Our solid waste management consulting services include but are not limited to tip fee analysis, financial assurance for closure and post-closure, pro forma analysis, bond issues, site evaluations, airspace utilization studies, on-site operations consulting, compliance surveys, alternative daily cover analysis, water quality monitoring, and landfill gas monitoring and management.

Our solid waste engineers specialize in the development of landfill closure and post-closure strategies that meet stringent regulatory construction and monitoring requirements, and allow for reuse of the closed landfill property in ways that benefit the local community. Properly closed landfills can be used for methane capture and reuse for energy production, repurposed for use as parks or recreation areas, or developed into solar energy collection fields.

Our Services

  • Landfill Siting & Permitting
  • Hydrogeologic Assessment
  • Wetlands & Permitting
  • Landfill CAP Design
  • Geophysical Evaluations, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Financial Evaluations & Rate Studies
  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA)
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Landfill Gas Monitoring & Management
  • Remedial Planning/Implementation
  • Landfill Closure Design
  • Convenience Center Planning & Design

Reach Out

Butch Lawter, PE

VP, Environmental Services

READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR PROJECT?  Send us an email or call us at (919) 469-3340.