“Landfill leachate is liquid that moves through or drains from a dump or organized trash collection site. Some leachate exists on its own, usually a result of natural decomposition, liquids and chemicals that have been discarded also contribute. The biggest source of leachate is rainwater … when rain hits collected trash, it tends to pool up.”
– wiseGEEK, What is Landfill Leachate?
Lack of or improper management of leachate poses the risk of contaminating surface and groundwater near a landfill site. Many modern landfills are constructed with impermeable bottoms designed to contain leachate.
Cambridge Companies has worked on multiple facilities that assist landfills in the design and build of leachate processing facilities. We can help you determine what you need and work with you to build a lasting facility for your landfill needs.