Landfill Leachate

Landfill leachate is a high strength polluted water generated by the percolation of rainwater and groundwater into landfill cells. It is characterised as having high concentrations of ammonium and COD. Heavy metals and high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) are also a growing concern. The biological nature of landfills sees them continuously evolving, and so to does the characteristics of the leachate generated.

Wastewater Futures has a long history of technology development for leachate treatment, and we frequently perform treatability studies and design work for new leachate treatment processes.

Wastewater Futures regularly partner with JPG Engineering to deliver a total project from concept to completion.  This image shows the Lucas Heights Leachate Treatment Facility.  Wastewater Futures performed the laboratory treatability studies and process design, and JPG performed detailed design and constructed and operated the facility.  It has been operational since 2001.


  • Golder Associates
  • Ti Tree Bioenergy
  • Veolia
  • Waste Service NSW


Please contact us to discover how we can assist you on your next landfill leachate project.