Landfill Capacity Issues? … Consider an Alternative Approach

Over the past several years, increased pressure from communities, environmental groups, politicians, and regulators has increased the challenges associated with landfill capacity expansions. Traditional expansion approaches take years to develop only to find out that the landfill owner was on the wrong path and did not develop a “Plan B”, wasting time and money. [...]

By |2023-12-21T08:08:46-05:00December 21st, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Increased Safety with eMSE Berms

M echanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms are a practical technique for expanding capacity in existing landfills. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about their use prohibiting the proliferation of MSE berms at landfills. One of the main misconceptions is that MSE berms “are not safe”. Over the past several years, encapsulated mechanically stabilized earth [...]

By |2023-11-03T08:42:12-04:00November 3rd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Funded CapEx with eMSE Berms

M echanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berms are a practical technique for expanding capacity in existing landfills. Unfortunately, there are some common misconceptions about their use prohibiting the proliferation of MSE berms at landfills. One of the main misconceptions is that MSE berms “cost too much to construct”. Over the past several years, encapsulated mechanically [...]

By |2023-10-20T08:16:59-04:00October 20th, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Do You Have the Right Tools for the Job?

“You’re only as good as the tools you use.” This saying has been around for many years and highlights the importance of using the correct tools for the job. What is meant by “tools” in environmental services? The solution that is utilized during the project to assist you in completing your objectives. Consequently, it [...]

By |2023-09-22T09:13:14-04:00September 22nd, 2023|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

When Does 1 + 1 = 3 in Environmental Stewardship?

“1 + 1 = 3” is a concept of obtaining greater success by solving two traditional environmental problems at the same time, the combination results in higher success than individual projects. For example, expanding a landfill by building an eMSE berm utilizing beneficial use fill from a remediation project. Project 1: Expansion + Project 2: [...]

By |2022-08-26T10:20:26-04:00August 26th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash: It takes a village.

It takes a village to solve the looming CCR storage issue. In all discussions of coal ash disposition — either through beneficial reuse or keeping it intact but contained — the overriding concern is safety. The cap-in-place solution has been solidly debunked from a safety standpoint. The market for beneficial use of coal ash [...]

By |2022-07-15T10:14:15-04:00July 15th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

Coal Ash: It can help fix itself.

It is all about BUILDING safe, adequate, and economical STORAGE. There is too much coal ash and not enough existing space (landfills) to properly store this waste. Utilities must develop different approaches to comply with ever-changing regulations. Now is the time to find relief to this issue; time is wasting away. Beneficiation has provided some [...]

By |2022-05-26T09:31:28-04:00May 26th, 2022|safeBERM, safeREUSE, safeSTORAGE|0 Comments

SEBY – Somebody Else’s Back Yard

The race is on! NIMBY, an acronym for "Not In My Backyard," describes the local opposition to hosting a landfill for communities disposal needs, but what it should be called is SEBY, for “Somebody Else’s Back Yard”. States, counties, and local jurisdictions are adding pressure to the country’s regional based landfill system by closing [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:47:07-04:00May 6th, 2022|safeBERM|0 Comments

safeBERM® Funded Landfill CapEx

Here at EnCAP-IT we use a term, “Funded CapEx”. We are afforded the opportunity to use the term Funded CapEx because our solution tools; safeBERM®, safeSTORAGE® and safeREUSE™ utilize non-traditional construction materials in an environmentally safe manner, voiding the costly procurement of natural resources. Traditional Mechanically Stabilized Earthen berms have been around since the [...]

By |2022-03-31T09:25:48-04:00March 31st, 2022|safeBERM|0 Comments

Magazine article; “How to Lead in Landfill Design”

WasteAdvantage magazine recently published an article composed by John P. Swenson. The article, "How to Lead in Landfill Design” explains the paradigm shift necessary in any landfill expansion by eMSE berm implementation. Click to read the full article.

By |2021-12-01T12:46:33-05:00December 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments
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