Waste Management and Landfill Engineering

At Tonkin Consulting, we provide waste management and landfill engineering services to private sector companies, waste authorities, regulatory bodies and Local Government. We are able to deliver innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for a range of waste management and engineering problems.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians. At Tonkin Consulting, we have been providing waste management, engineering design and science advisory services to waste industry clients for over 25 years. With our comprehensive skills, complementary alliances and professional networks, we are able to respond to the needs of technically demanding and challenging projects.

We provide services for both routine design and construction of landfill infrastructure and strategic or innovative based projects which help deliver critical site performance, economic and environmental outcomes. Our team provides services to a range of industries and sectors including Local Government, urban development, water and wastewater management, transport, mining and resources.

Our Capabilities

  • Planning and strategy
    • Airspace demand forecasting
    • Life of site operating expense and capital expenditure estimates
    • Closure and post closure planning
    • Site extension and rationalisation
  • Facility design and documentation
    • Mineral, geo-synthetic and composite liners
    • Leachate drainage systems
    • Site water management
    • General site infrastructure
    • Resource recovery facilities
  • Closure design and planning
    • Phytocap and traditional landfill capping design and documentation
    • Phytocap feasibility review
    • Closure and post closure management plans
    • Closure liability estimation and budget forecasting
    • Site redevelopment and reclamation
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
    • Site investigations and risk assessment
    • Emissions monitoring and reporting (compliance monitoring and NGERS) auditing
    • Environment management plans development and updating
  • Facility construction: CQA inspection, as constructed reporting and certification - HDPE membrane liners for ponds and landfill cell baseliners
  • Landfill Gas
    • Investigations
    • Emission estimates
    • Cap oxidation studies
    • Risk assessments
    • Management plans

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