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Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Posted September 20, 2017 by

Southern New England Chapter of SWANA

Join us for our fall technical program at UMass Amherst.

When:            Monday October 16th, 2017, 7:30 am to 11:30 am

Where:            UMass Campus Center, – Amherst Room, Amherst, Massachusetts                     

Topic:             “Elevated Landfill Temperature Concerns and

                          Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas

Attend our fall breakfast seminar and hear two great presentations regarding elevated temperature concerns in landfills and the environmental benefits and impacts associated with energy recovery from landfill gas.

Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Recovering Energy from Landfill GasLisa Damiano and Stephen G. Zemba, Sanborn, Head & Associates

This presentation will discuss the history of LFGTE engines and continuing evolution of the technology.  Both the GHG offsets and environmental concerns of LFGTE engines will be explored and compared to other alternative energy solutions.

Elevated Temperature Landfills – Recent Challenges Facing the Solid Waste IndustryNicholas Yafrate and Scott Luettich, Geosyntec Consultants

This presentation will describe the challenges facing landfill operators at sites with elevated temperatures, as well as efforts being undertaken to detect, mitigate, and prevent elevated temperatures from occurring at existing and new landfills.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jay Viamari at 413-572-3281 or jpviamari@tighebond.com.  Complimentary parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

Voucher will be issued at registration.



Covanta Energy Awards SAK Environmental Solid Waste Ban Compliance Contract

Posted September 20, 2017 by

SAK Environmental was recently selected by Covanta Energy, a world leader in sustainable solid waste management and energy production, to manage their solid waste ban compliance program at its three (3) Massachusetts waste-to-energy facilities.  With this award, SAK now manages similar programs at all six (6) waste-to-energy plants in Massachusetts.

SAK provides independent inspection of each facility’s in-coming municipal solid waste stream, which is used as fuel to generate electricity, for excessive amounts of paper, cardboard, metal, yard and food waste, plastic, and other recyclable material dubbed “waste ban” material. With over 50% of the trash generation in Massachusetts fueling these facilities, the data SAK collects reveals the status of state recycling efforts.  Additionally, SAK’s work allows Covanta to earn carbon credits under the Massachusetts Green Communities Act with proceeds from credit sales funding private and public recycling programs.

“This is important work and reinforces our commitment to sustainability services, and to supporting leading companies like Covanta Energy in doing the same” says Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal at SAK.

About SAK Environmental LLC (www.sakenvironmental.com) – SAK Environmental is a privately owned environmental consulting business founded in 2003 and based in North Andover, Massachusetts.  We specialize in pollution assessment and remediation, sustainable development, environmental support during construction, and environmental permitting and compliance.  Our approach is to deliver technically sound advice and practical solutions enabling our clients to proceed with their initiatives with confidence and peace of mind.  We strive to promote sustainable development and environmentally compatible business practices to allow business, industry and communities to thrive.

SAK Environmental | info@sakenvironmental.com | 231 Sutton Street

North Andover, MA  01845 | phone: 978-688-7804  | fax: 978-688-7801



W.L. French announces MassDEP renewal of W. L. French’s Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project

Posted September 18, 2017 by

W.L. French announces MassDEP renewal of W. L. French’s Administrative Consent Order (ACO) for St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project located in Tewksbury, MA ~  renewal effective September 14th 2017. 

The Reuse Facility is accepting large volumes of < RCS – 1 soils through November 2017. 

The continuance of this ACO allows for grading and shaping completion for St. Mary’s future cemetery expansion. 

St. Mary’s Cemetery Expansion Project was the first ACO permitted facility in the State of Massachusetts in 2013.

For pricing and disposal options please email soils@wlfrench.com or contact us at 978.663.2623.

For more information on our second ACO Permitted reuse/reclamation facility in Dudley, MA accepting BOTH < RCS -1 and -2 soils – please see our website at http://www.wlfrench.com/dudley-reclamation-project-123-oxford-avenue-dudley-ma/

For more information, please contact Lisa Kelley at 978-663-2623 or email at lkelley@wlfrench.com


Lisa Kelley  |  Principal

W.L. French Excavating Corporation  | 3 Survey Circle | North Billerica, MA | 978-663-2623

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Daniel Bisson, PE, BCEE Joins Tighe & Bond’s Portsmouth Office

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Senior Water/Wastewater Expert on track to benefit NH, ME & Eastern Ma clients

Westfield, Massachusetts – September 13, 2017 – Tighe & Bond, a Northeast leader in engineering and environmental services announced today that Daniel Bisson, PE, BCEE has joined the firm as a senior project manager in its Portsmouth, New Hampshire office. Bisson has 24 years of water and wastewater engineering experience throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and eastern Massachusetts.

Bisson is well known for the management, planning, design, and construction oversight of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, as well as wastewater and stormwater collection systems. He also designs water distribution systems, storage and pumping facilities, and provides biosolids facilities design and operations management. A highly visible leader for numerous projects throughout New England, Bisson collaborates closely with each client to establish shared understanding of critical issues, enabling lasting, innovative solutions custom suited to each situation.

Active in the New England Water Environment Association, Bisson has served on the Executive Board for 17 years in numerous leadership positions including the role of president.  He was the recipient of the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award from the Water Environment Federation for his leadership and extraordinary volunteer efforts. He also is an active member of the New England Water Works Association, Maine Water Environment Association and the Maine Water Utilities Association. He resides in North Yarmouth, Maine.

Bisson earned both his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a licensed professional engineer in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, In addition, he is a board certified environmental engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

***Tighe & Bond***

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater market.  A staff of more than 320 people work from offices located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Rhinebeck, New York.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm never stops evolving and improving to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.com.


 Debbie Whitney | Marketing/Communications Specialist

Tighe & Bond | 53 Southampton Road | Westfield, MA 01085 | 413.572.3207

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MASSRECYCLE’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration

Posted September 18, 2017 by

Save the Date!

October 3rd 2017 | 6 PM to 8 PM

New England Aquarium, West Gallery
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Join MASSRECYCLE to celebrate their successes in 2017, less than one week after our Mattress Recycling Event at the MA State House. Get up close and personal with the sharks and rays of the New England Aquarium and learn about the link between waste and the aquatic ecosystem! Help ensure the success of this celebration and their continued success in 2018!

Celebrate with us. Get your tickets today!

Space is limited, so get your tickets today! Tickets cost $100 per person. Municipal employees are eligible for a $49.95 rate. Or bring a friend or associate and enjoy a discounted “Friend” rate of $175 for two tickets!

Sponsorship Information

Sponsor the 3rd Annual Celebration & Fundraiser!

MASSRECYCLE is currently seeking sponsors for the 3rd Annual Fundraiser & Celebration. By becoming a sponsor, you ensure the success of this celebration and our ongoing work in 2018. Plus, you allow us to offer a discounted municipal rate for the event and enjoy sponsor benefits. View sponsorship opportunities and rates here.

Please contact director@massrecycle.org to request an invoice to sponsor by check, or use the links below to sponsor by credit card!

For more information, visit: http://www.massrecycle.org/about/fundraiser