Raleigh, NC (December 29, 2014) – On Friday, December 19 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules regulating the disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) under Subtitle D of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In recent years, coal ash management has been a key funding area for the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in North America. A synopsis of these projects can be found at the links below.
Raleigh, NC (December 8, 2014) – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is offering a special holiday discount on its online courses. The online courses are part of EREF’s Continuing Education program, which is designed to inform policymakers, practitioners and others about cutting edge research and solid waste m anagement practices via meetings and online continuing education. Online courses provide quality and beneficial content to members of the solid waste industry to improve and excel in their professional field. To receive a 25% discount on the registration fees for each course, industry members should visit www.erefcontinuingeducation.org and use the promotional code HOLIDAY.
EREF’s Continuing Education program offers courses in the following focus areas: landfills, recycling, special wastes, waste collection, waste diversion, waste reduction and waste to energy. Certificates of Completion will be provided to those who successfully take a course and successfully pass a brief quiz.
Raleigh, NC (November 10, 2014) – 85 waste industry movers and shakers gathered recently for the first annual Waste Industry Charity Golf Classic at the beautiful Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL. Big Truck Rental and Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) partnered together on the event and raised a total of $39,000, of which $13,000 each went to benefit the United Way of Chattanooga (where ESG is based), the Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa (home to Big Truck Rental) and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).
Raleigh, NC (October 28, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the award of three research grants for solid waste research.
EREF is the only private, grant making institution with a national and international scope whose sole mission is to support solid waste research and education initiatives. EREF’s research grants program is led by its Research Council, a body of volunteers consisting of technical experts in industry, academia and consulting. The work of the Council is guided by a long range strategic plan with the goal to achieve greater sustainability, good environmental stewardship, higher process efficiency and increased knowledge. Council recommended projects are then reviewed by EREF’s Board’s Projects Committee for a final review and funding allocation. Non-research oriented projects are reviewed and recommended to the Projects Committee by technical staff.
Raleigh, NC (October 27, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the election of its newest member:
Raleigh, NC (September 24, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the award of the first Carl J. Apicella scholar as well as five EREF scholarships. The five candidates awarded the EREF scholarship are Ross Taggart, Duke University, Troy Hottle, Arizona State University, Oral Saulters, Indiana University, Stephanos Koullias, University of Massachusetts and Justin Roessler, University of Florida.
Raleigh, NC (September 12, 2014) – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce that Carl Apicella, President of American Environmental Group, a Tetra Tech Company, has funded an endowed scholarship for the EREF scholarship program. The EREF scholarship program awards and recognizes excellence in master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral solid waste management research and education. Existing EREF masters and doctoral awards are also made in memory of Francois Fiessinger, P.E., Ph.D., a graduate of Rutgers University, a founding director of the foundation, and additional scholarships were made possible by the late Robert P. Stearns, P.E., DEE of SCS Engineers, former Chairman of EREF and Robert J. Riethmiller of PTR Baler and Compactor Company. Last year EREF established the Waste Industries Scholarship Honoring Lonnie C. Poole, Jr., an EREF founder and Director Emeritus.
Raleigh, NC (September 9, 2014) – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will be holding a Regional Summit on Sustainable Solid Waste Practices & Research on November 13- 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Regional Summit will focus on Landfill Gas and Leachate Management. Platinum sponsors for the event are SCS Engineers, Waste Connections, Inc. and WCA Waste Corporation. The Summit reception will be sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Raleigh, NC (August 26, 2014) – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will host a Solid Waste Management Life-Cycle Assessment Workshop from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3301 Benson Drive (Renaissance Once Building), 1st Floor in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Raleigh, NC (July 22, 2014) – The 2014 Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Fall Classic & Networking Event – to be held Thursday, October 2 at Pinehurst in North Carolina – will be co-hosted by Waste Industries and Progressive Waste Solutions. The golf tournament will kick off with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 1. The tournament itself will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday and will be held on Pinehurst No. 1. The tournament will be preceded by a Breakfast and followed by an Awards Luncheon. All proceeds from the tournament will support EREF’s mission, which is carried out by providing scholarships, continuing education and grants for solid waste research.