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Organics Management 101 – 2021 CEC Solid Waste Webinar Series

July 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Presented by Ivan Cooper

The biodegradable organic fraction of Municipal Solid Waste, often considered to be food wastes and yard trimmings, can exceed 40% of a waste stream. The organics fraction can also include paper, manure, textiles, rubber, diapers, and carpet. Diversion from landfill disposal can create benefits, including reduced methane emission (reducing greenhouse gases), decreased leachate volumes, and production of compost and renewable energy. There are proven approaches to organics processing, from composting food scraps and leaf and yard wastes to anaerobic digestion treatment. We will discuss regulatory and societal drivers, processing technologies, biogas utilization, facility design, odor control, compost considerations and lessons learned in this overview session. Several case examples will be presented, highlighting these issues.

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Ivan Cooper, P.E., BCEE


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Mr. Cooper is a Principal in CEC’s Charlotte office and is the National Practice Leader for Water and Wastewater. He oversees environmental consulting activities in landfill leachate, municipal and industrial water and wastewater, power, regulatory compliance issues. He has detailed experience in wastewater permitting, treatability, preliminary and detailed studies and design, construction observation, operation and maintenance manuals, start-up, and operational assistance for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. With over 43 years of technical and management experience, he has evaluated sites, performed and reviewed historical and cost evaluations for over 100 landfills and National Priority List (NPL) Superfund sites and has conducted the preliminary and detailed design of over 100 leachate, industrial, and municipal waste treatment systems. He is a licensed professional engineer in 13 states and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.


July 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Online Webinar
United States