SCS Engineers announces the environmental engineering firm will construct the first Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) and flare station at the WM® (formerly Waste Management®, NYSE: WM) Gray Wolf Regional Landfill. The facility is located in Dewey, Arizona, and provides disposal services for Yavapai County and Northern Arizona.
The GCCS serves as a critical component to keep Gray Wolf compliant with federal emissions standards. The system collects gases that are a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills and directs them to a central point where they are processed and treated via flare.
SCS Engineers is a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat global warming. For example, methane — one of the gases a landfill produces — is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in terms of its greenhouse effect. Destroying methane using combustion, such as flaring, can diminish its GHG potential by 95 percent.
Since their introduction in the early 1990s, U.S. EPA National Source Performance Standards (NSPS) emission guidelines require landfill owners and operators to evaluate and mitigate landfill air emissions. As a result of its intensive involvement in regulatory compliance, its decades of expertise, and landfill technologies, SCS is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on the landfill NSPS rule and its efficient implementation.
“We’re proud to back WM in their support of community programs and essential services that make Yavapai County and its surrounding region a healthy place to live, work, and play,” states Arthur Jones. Desert Southwest Region Manager Arthur Jones and Project Manager Chris Romo lead the Gray Wolf GCCS construction project.