EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Announces New Vice Chair: Amanda Wade

The EBC is pleased to announce that Amanda Wade, Solid Waste Program Manager at TRC Companies, In. is the new Vice Chair of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee. Please join EBC in welcoming Amanda to this position.

In her leadership role, Amanda joins current Committee Chair Mark Van Weelden of Covanta and Vice Chair Brian McCormack of Weston & Sampson. The members of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee’s Leadership team will meet routinely with the committee chair and vice chair to identify topics for future EBC programs.  As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this committee.

Amanda’s Bio:

Amanda S. Wade, PE
Solid Waste Program Manager
TRC Companies, Inc.
249 Western Avenue Augusta ME 04330
207-242-2939 | [email protected]

Amanda Wade is a Solid Waste Program Manager at TRC. She has over 23 years of Solid Waste experience. During this time, she has overseen and/or designed numerous solid waste liner and closure projects ranging in complexity from rural municipal landfills to papermill landfills and ultimately to large scale commercial facilities. Over the last 6 years, she has also assisted in the evaluation and permitting of numerous solar on landfill projects across the country and is a certified Solid Waste Third-Party Inspector in Massachusetts.

She started her career with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in the Solid Waste Engineering Unit. In that capacity she was responsible for approving all siting, design, construction, remediation, and operational aspects of landfills, composting facilities, transfer stations, solid waste recycling facilities, and processing facilities. While a member of the MDEP, she also assisted in the development of the early protocol for investigation of gas migration through landfill cover systems, assisted in the drafting of solid waste regulations, and worked with the Maine Center of Disease Control on the establishment of applicable Ambient Air Guidelines.

Since leaving the MDEP, in 2015, she has worked as a consultant, managing projects, and serving as the Engineer of Record for numerous solid waste facilities. Additionally, she acts as regulatory liaison for solid waste facilities, performing landfill operational inspections, and providing site specific operator training.

In 2020 she was elected to the Board of the Northern New England Chapter of SWANA and in 2021 became Chapter Secretary.