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Marc Rogoff and Bill Gaffigan Coauthored an article on Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies for the Talking…TRASH Newsletter

Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) and Bill Gaffigan, CVA (Georgia) coauthored a paper entitled "First of Two Parts Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies" that was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Talking...TRASH, the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter's Newsletter, on pages 4-7.

Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant.

Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental valuation, litigation support, business transactions, and strategic business consulting. He is also director of the Geosyntec Environmental Valuation and Consulting Practice.

The SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter was founded in 1978 with seven members. The chapter held its very first membership drive and conference in February 1979 at the Apollo Beach Holiday Inn with a technical tour of the then new Apollo Beach Transfer Station. They are now the largest single SWANA chapter, serving more than 600 members state-wide.

Article Summary

Part one of this article presents a wide range of tools and approaches to help solid waste agency decision-makers to quantify the "known knowns" and the "known unknowns." All of these guidelines we discuss help in crafting useful solid waste master plans, capital, and fleet replacement plans. As practitioners in the solid waste industry for well over 35 years, we have developed useful "go-bys" that will provide valuable lessons learned. Given all that we have seen this past year, planning for risk or uncertainty is an important function for solid waste agencies. More agencies need to be asking these hard questions. The next part of the article will talk about modeling efforts for solid waste agencies as part of a total master plan effort.

More Information

Learn more about the article: First of Two Parts Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies https://swanafl.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Talking-Trash_Spring2021_FINAL.pdf
Learn more about SWANA Florida: https://swanafl.org/about/
For consultation regarding solid waste agencies, contact Marc Rogoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Learn more about Marc Rogoff at: https://geosyntec.com/people/marc-rogoff
Learn more about Bill Gaffigan at: https://geosyntec.com/people/bill-gaffigan