Leachate Collection Pipe Construction, Florida SWANA Talking Trash Newsletter, Spring 2016

Landfills with waste thicknesses of over 200 ft can apply significant compressive stresses on the leachate collection pipes placed below waste at the bottom of the landfill. Leachate collection pipes are considered the backbone of proper leachate management.

Dr. Ali Khatami explains how to bridge compressive stresses over and around the pipe thus reducing the amount of compressive stress actually applied to the pipe when placed correctly.

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