The $2.2 million project allows The Authority to purify the landfill’s leachate on-site. The leachate treatment facility at the solid waste complex is one-of-a-kind in NJ using a direct discharge permit. The leachate filteing through the landfill must be collected and treated, and with this facility, it can be done right at the landfill site rather than by shipping it to another location for processing and discharge. It is estimated this plant decreases processing costs at a rate of approx. $850,000 per year.