Geosyntec is regularly engaged to provide valuation services for solid waste assets and has provided financial analysis for long-term and annual budgeting of integrated waste management systems, cost-of-service estimates, and closure and post- closure reserves.
We have performed valuation studies and cost-benefit analyses for internal and third-party collection, diversion, and disposal alternatives. Geosyntec performs the full range of consulting services for solid waste programs, including rate studies, financial assurance cost estimates, escrow account analysis, and tipping fee analysis. Our staff has the ability to offer an independent evaluation of solid waste rates and charges that will allow solid waste agencies to meet its financial obligations, capital funding needs for system expansion, renewal and replacements, and to set aside appropriate reserve fund balances. Our financial consulting experts have assisted more than 100 clients in the development of solutions resulting in financial stability. We have made formal and information presentations to county commissions, city councils, authority boards, and citizen's advisory boards to gain acceptance of proposed new or revised rate and financial recommendations. In the course of this analysis, we have also routinely developed a number of computer models capable of evaluating the economics of current practices in comparison with alternatives.
These Pro Forma Models account for the number and density of collection locations; vehicle capacities and compaction cycle times; time per stop; off-route time; fleet size; crew size; labor costs; and comparison of the costs of in-community disposal versus long-haul transport and disposal outside the community.