A bioreactor landfill operates to rapidly degrade organic waste. The increase in waste degradation and stabilization is accomplished through the addition of liquid and air to enhance microbial processes. A bioreactor landfill has the capability to produce significant amounts of methane gas, which can be used for clean energy production.

The Advantages of Bioreactor Landfills: 

  • Decomposition and stabilization of wastes in years instead of decades
  •  Lower waste toxicity due to both aerobic and anaerobic conditions
  • Reduced leachate disposal costs
  • Possible 15 to 30 percent increase in landfill space due to an increase in the density of waste mass
  • Significant increased LFG generation that can be used for energy generation
  • Reduced post-closure care 

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