ARM Wins SWANA 2016 Excellence Award

swanaARM Group and the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) have been named as the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Landfill Management category for the Lanchester Landfill facility.

The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lanchester Landfill is operated by the CCSWA and has the responsibility to provide solid waste disposal for 49 communities in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Three times in the past 25 years, Lanchester Landfill approached its permitted capacity. The swana 2Authority selected ARM Group to develop Alternative disposal plans and options. ARM and The Authority evaluated each expansion option in terms of capacity, development cost per ton of capacity, technical and operational factors, and regulatory and community acceptance considerations. After careful examination of the alternatives, the answer reverted to expansion of Lanchester as the most feasible option. In addition, the regulatory climate rendered financing other options difficult or impossible.

ARM developed innovative design solutions and completed construction of the expansions. ARM also assisted the Authority in developing solutions to mitigate visual impacts and addressing local community concerns.

SWANA’s Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound solid waste management through their commitment to utilizing effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing successful public education and outreach programs.  Programs also must demonstrate that they are fiscally and environmentally responsible through their compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

About SWANA:

For more than 50 years, the Solid Waste Association of North America has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. The association serves more than 8, 400 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications, publications and technical training courses.