Samuel B. Levin, P.E.
Mr. Levin has practiced solid waste engineering since 1974. He has been involved in a diverse range of projects including landfill siting and design, transfer station implementation/upgrading, materials recovery facility permitting and design, air emissions and odor management, and control of noise emissions. He founded S2L, Incorporated (S2Li) in March 1997, to best focus on the needs of solid waste clients worldwide.
Mr. Levin frequently applies his 40-plus years of experience/expertise in solid waste engineering to focus on the development and understanding of federal, state, and local solid waste legislation and regulations. He has worked with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) in promoting the extension of gas tax credits at the national level and with the National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA) in crafting solid waste-related legislation within the State of Florida. He has assisted the State of Florida in the development of its solid waste regulations since the mid-1980s and directed development of solid waste standards of practice for the Kingdom of Thailand.
His extensive project experience spans virtually all solid waste disciplines within a geographic area that includes Thailand and multiple Caribbean Basin locations, although most were successfully completed within the eastern seaboard of the U.S. He has served as project engineer, project manager, project director, and/or quality control reviewer for more than 40 landfill development or expansion projects, 24 landfill closure projects, 16 transfer station/materials recovery facility projects, and in excess of 30 solid waste management/planning efforts.
Mr. Levin enjoys sharing his expertise with university faculty and staff, serving as guest lecturer or adjunct instructor. He actively participates in university-sponsored technical assistance committees, and serves on the advisory board of Florida’s Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, enhancing his ability to keep abreast of the research at the forefront of technical advances within the industry.
Mr. Levin holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering (Air and Solid Waste) from Drexel University. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. He is an active Board member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Florida Sunshine Chapter and Florida Chapter representative to the Board of Governors of the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA).