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Leachate and Condensate

Tank designs to meet the lifecycle cost of a landfill

Leachate and condensate from landfills can contain hazardous constituents either as a direct result of the waste disposed in the facility (e.g., household hazardous wastes) or as a result of the breakdown of the chemical compounds found in waste (e.g., leachate derived constituents). 

Poly Processing Company’s Cross-linked Polyethylene tanks will perform under almost any circumstance:

  • Chemically compatible with most every dissolved and solid material found in landfill leachate / condensate including acids, aldehydes, ammonia, pathogens, metals, etc.

  • 20 times the Environmental Stress Crack Resistance of High Density Linear Polyethylene tanks.

  • Seamless construction which eliminates the potential for chemical attack points and bad welds / joints found in Fiberglass tanks and Steel tanks.

  • Cross-linked Polyethylene tanks are not affected by the unpredictable composition of leachate / condensate and never need maintenance. Leachate / condensate will severely damage epoxy, concrete, and powder coated tanks leading to costly maintenance.

  • Installations in typical landfills as well as hazardous waste landfills for over 25 years with no issues.

By providing the right kind of storage for these chemicals, safety can be maintained – and the integrity of the product can be preserved.

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For additional information on storing leachate and condensate, including recommended collection and treatment tanks and components, download our Leachate and Condensate Guide below.


Chemical Resin Type Specific Gravity Rating Fitting Material Gasket Material Bolt Material
Leachate and Condensate XLPE 1.35 PVC EPDM Stainless Steel


Tank Specifications

High-density crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) construction for maximum strength

Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet (IMFO®) for complete drainage

SAFE-Tank® design for "tank-within-a-tank" protection

Recommended System Components

SAFE-Tank® Double Wall Tank System

SAFE-Tank® Double Wall Tank System

Secondary containment: SAFE-Tank® if concrete containment is not available.

Alternative: PPC secondary containment basin or other secondary containment suitable for chemical, of adequate size for use.

IMFO® Fittings

IMFO® Fittings

Fittings: IMFO® eliminates the need for confined space entry.

PTFE Expansion Joint

PTFE Expansion Joint

Plumbing: requires flexible connections with fittings on lower third of sidewall to accomodate contraction and expansion, and reduce vibration stress on the tank.

Technical Overview

IMFO® Vertical Flat Bottom of XLPE:

  • 230–13,650 gallons
  • 1.35-1.9 spg rating

Non-IMFO® alternatives:


  • 55–8,700 gallons
  • 1.35-1.9 spg rating for primary tank
  • Spg ratings for secondary tanks must be equal to primary tank.
  • All other tank sizes must equal primary tank spg rating.

Standard Vertical Flat Bottom XLPE:

  • 30–13,650 gallons
  • 1.35-1.9 spg rating

Alternative secondary containment:

Plumbing: Requires use of flexible connections with fittings on lower third of sidewall. See Fittings & Accessories for flexible connections options.

  • Expansion joints must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Axial Compression ≥ 1.5˝
    • Axial Extension ≥ 0.625˝
    • Lateral Deflection ≥ 0.750˝
    • Angular Deflection ≥ 14°
    • Torsional Rotation ≥ 4°

Venting: See Venting Chart

Foundation: PPC IMFO® tank pad or smooth concrete, asphalt or solid steel foundation designed to accommodate IMFO®, SAFE-Tank® or vertical tank

Temperature: Product should not exceed 100°F at delivery to prevent damage to tank. Contact Customer Support if chemical is to exceed 100°F.

Options: Side manways for easy cleaning, restraint systems for wind and seismic, level gauges, ladders, heating pads, insulation, mixer mounts, and engineering stamp