Upon closure, and even while actively operating, nearly every landfill has a tremendous opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to neighbors and communities that is far more appreciated than a weedy, fenced-off mound.
AES has been working with landfill owners and their engineering consultants for more than 35 years to create such a legacy, and to resolve land and water problems using an ecological systems approach.
Our projects routinely exceed client and regulatory expectations and our reclamations have been used as models and reference projects by regulatory agencies and conservation organizations such as the Sierra Club and Audubon Society.
Of course, a landfill expansion or a plan for a new greenfield landfill always has more than its fair share of detractors. We’ve found that a solid underpinning of ecological science in the planning process can lift the debate out of contention into consensus.
Our staff acts as intermediary technical experts, understanding and communicating with all parties – clients, regulatory agencies, conservationists, and members of the public – to find common ground. We take pride in designing cost-effective and ecologically sound methods for stabilizing reclamation or expansion sites while enhancing aesthetics and providing valuable re-use benefits.
By establishing a foundational underpinning of ecological science, landfills are finding multiple new opportunities and stakeholder support that, once lost, cannot be easily regained.
Our range of services to the landfill industry includes:
- Wetland Mitigation
- Treatment Wetland Design
- Stormwater Management
- Natural Resources Inventories
- Threatened + Endangered Species Studies
- Permitting Assistance
- Master Planning + Legacy End-Use Planning
- Native Seeding + Planting
- Natural Area Operations + Maintenance
Ecological solutions work in concert with solid engineering approaches to discover creative new benefits and values – even new revenue streams – that surprise the most skeptical landfill industry pros.
When you instill a bit of ecological vision, you’ll see the engineering solution can be layered with multiple benefits that, frankly, make the life of a landfill easier and more profitable.
You’ll see, in fact, that a landfill can truly be a thing of beauty. And your community can perceive it that way as well. It can be a legacy property, in-perpetuity, that provides recreational opportunities, open space vistas, wildlife habitat, and educational values.