Mr. Arata is a Principal for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Mr. Arata has over 20 years of experience in the solid waste management industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Arata has held positions with both solid waste management companies and environmental consultants. His time at Waste Management was spent as Business Unit Engineer and Project Manager. He was responsible for various capital and expense projects for a Subtitle “C” Landfill, two Subtitle “D” Landfills, a “C&D” Landfill, Transfer Stations and Hauling Companies.
During his time at T&M Associates Mr. Arata was a Staff Designer and worked on various solid waste design and permitting projects. Project work included preparation of plans, calculations, and reports for various clients. Core project elements included subgrade preparation, liner system design, leachate collection and conveyance system design, stormwater management, landfill capping systems, design of the capping cover, low maintenance permanent stabilization, and design of stormwater conveyance and control systems. At JCA Associates Benjamin spent his time as an environmental scientist working on various environmental permitting, compliance and field survey and filed sampling activities.
Mr. Arata possesses a robust history of working within the solid waste community and serving solid waste clients. He has been instrumental in the development, design, permitting, and construction of multiple solid waste transfer stations, landfills and hauling companies. Mr. Arata has made significant contributions to the development of landfill airspace, site stormwater infrastructure, mechanical processing equipment, site infrastructure and site facilities. Mr. Arata’s background incorporates building design and engineering teams to permit and develop sites while addressing environmental, structural, and site civil concerns.