Formed in 1988 by Neal Bolton, Blue Ridge Services is a professional consulting firm specializing in solid waste operations and efficiency improvement, facility management, planning, online media training, on-site training and environmental monitoring/maintenance. Our firm`s strength is based in large part on Mr. Bolton`s 34 year background in construction, engineering and solid waste facilities. As a consulting company, Blue Ridge Services strives to provide clients with quality, cost-effective consulting and engineering services. Since 1988, we have had the in-house capability and proprietary platforms to provide practical and economical waste consulting services for our clients. Our staff has worked at hundreds of waste facilities around the globe, including transfer stations, landfills, organics processing facilities and recycling centers. We have provided training for thousands of waste workers on issues related to safety, operations, efficiency, and management.
The team of solid waste professionals at Blue Ridge Services provides consulting, environmental monitoring, training, expert witness, and planning services to waste facilities of all types around the world.
Blue Ridge Services published The Handbook of Landfill Operations and The Handbook of Safety Operations, both authored by Neal Bolton. Our company has also developed the industry’s most comprehensive safety training program for landfills and transfer stations, and offers monthly online webinars and trainings.
Improving Operations and Efficiency Since 1988
Blue Ridge Services has developed several comprehensive landfill operations and transfer station training programs. These programs provide operational training and a review of environmental considerations for site managers, supervisors, equipment operators and laborers. The training programs address safety, operations, equipment maintenance, costs and emergency response procedures. The thrust of these training programs has been to streamline overall operations and make them more cost effective. Our training has benefited over 100 solid waste managers, equipment operators and laborers at several sites.
In addition to training, we have completed safety audits, created health and safety plans, provided both high-level and in-depth operational assessments, and developed fill sequence plans, budgets, soil management plans, and more.
Our engineers have also designed and performed various testing procedures for evaluating landfill equipment and operating methods including soil use minimization studies, compaction tests, settlement measurement, cover soil add-mixtures and productivity analysis. Many of these landfill tests were done in cooperation with Caterpillar, Ingersoll-Rand, Caron Compactor Company and Waste Management, Inc.
Our team of consultants has provided consulting services for facilities in dozens of states and Canada, and our clients represent both private and municipal operations.