Biotic Soil Technology for Efficient Landfill Closure - A Southeast US Case Study

Recorded On: 02/24/2020

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This case study will focus on the closure of a landfill in the Southeastern US with several issues to overcome. Landfill closures, in general, offer a unique set of obstacles that make successful closure difficult. Suitable "Topsoil" is often a pivotal component to the successful reclamation of landfills and when availability of quality topsoil is a concern alternative technologies must be considered. In this presentation we will outline the site assessments required to determine the suitability and need for Biotic Soil Technologies, specifying appropriate materials and their sequencing, the execution of the plan and the outcome of the project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand typical vegetated landfill closure systems and how BST can play a role.
  2. Evaluate key site characteristics that will determine whether or not BST products will be an appropriate alternative.
  3. Identify the phasing and sequencing needed when applying BST.

Course Level: All

Matthew M. Welch, CPESC, CESSW

Manager - Technical Service and Business Development Profile Products LLC

Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI, is the Technical & Business Development Manager for Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Welch works closely with specifiers to ensure that all erosion and sediment control plans, involving Profile’s line of products, will have a high rate of success. Welch holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Conservation and Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, with an emphasis on land resources and soil science. During and after college, Welch worked at an engineering and consulting firm out of Green Bay, WI. The firm he worked with was heavily involved in projects with erosion control and reclamation of land; many of which were on linear transmission line projects. This experience ultimately led to a smooth transition into the technical department at Profile Products. Welch is also a member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and is currently the President of the Great Lakes Chapter.

Kenton Yang, PE

Project director SCS Engineers

Kenton Yang is a Project Director with SCS Engineers in the Raleigh, North Carolina office. Kenton has provided landfill engineering and solid waste management consulting services for clients throughout the Carolinas. He has over 19 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering, with expertise in landfill siting and permitting; and facility design, operations, and construction management for municipal solid waste landfills (Subtitle D), construction and demolition landfills, utility coal ash landfills, and household hazardous waste, multi-material waste and customer convenience centers. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina.

To receive credit for this class you must listen to the entire presentation, complete the course quiz with a passing grade of 70% of better and complete the course evaluation. After all course components are complete - you will receive 1 Professional Development Hour of credit. 


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