Leachate is a liquid that is produced when water percolates through waste in landfill sites and reacts with decomposing materials. The risks to public health and the environment from the micro-organisms and toxic substances, including ammonia and nitrogen that can be found in leachates, are high. We carry out leachate collections from landfill sites across the country.
We operate a large fleet of specialist waste management tankers which are equipped with barrel capacities that can cope with large volumes of leachate waste. We offer a fast, friendly and efficient leachate collection service for landfill site owners nationwide; our specialist driver operatives are highly experienced and hold all the necessary certifications to carry out the job.
All of the leachate that we collect from landfill sites is transported to one of our licensed treatment facilities, where it is treated if necessary, then safely released back to sewer.
Leachate can have a high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and depending on the type of landfill, it can have high concentrations of organic carbon, nitrogen, chloride, iron, manganese, and phenols. Other chemicals may be present including pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals. Because our waste treatment facilities can receive a wide variety of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, we are able to handle leachate with various contaminants.