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Marc Rogoff and Sarah Gustitus-Graham Coauthored Article on Transfer Stations for Waste Advantage Magazine

Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., and Sarah Gustitus-Graham (Florida) coauthored an article entitled "Does a Transfer Station Make Sense for Your Community" for publication in the April 2022 issue of Waste Advantage Magazine.

Marc and Sarah's coauthor was Gene Ginn, City of Lakeland, Florida Public Works Department.

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. He has managed more than 350 consulting assignments across the U.S. on all facets of solid waste management including waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement documents, bid and RFP evaluation, contract negotiation, and bond financings.

Sarah Gustitus-Graham is a Senior Staff Professional based in Tampa who focuses on solid waste management. She has a breadth of experience in landfill design, hydrologic and geotechnical investigations, bench-scale and modeling studies of liner and cover systems, landfill gas management, waste composition studies, and cost-benefit analysis. As a doctoral student, Sarah received a fellowship from the Environmental Research and Education Foundation, the leading institution in funding solid waste management research.

Boasting a circulation of more than 60,000 qualified subscribers, Waste Advantage Magazine is an independent publisher with staff that has more than 100 years of experience in publishing. Printed 12 times annually, Waste Advantage Magazine is solely dedicated to covering the solid waste and recycling industry with one publication and one price.


The City of Lakeland, FL currently disposes solid waste at the Polk County North Central Landfill. In recent years, traffic delays and unnecessary wear to trucks unloading at the landfill have resulted in service difficulties and cost over-runs for residential solid waste collection provided by Lakeland. Continued growth of collection services within Lakeland could potentially worsen the issue in the future. At Lakeland's request, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. prepared a cost benefit report to consider the benefits and drawbacks of developing a solid waste transfer station in Lakeland. This article provides some guidance for other communities contemplating the development of a new transfer station.

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About the article: Waste Advantage Magazine April 2022
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