A landfill operated as a bioreactor using leachate recycling or other waste management processes meant to increase the rate of organic decomposition and biogas production. It should not be confused with the anaerobic digester. Bioreactor landfills are expected to reduce the amount of leachate as well as reduce costs of leachate management. They were also meant to increase the rate of production of methane for commercial purposes and reduce the amount of land area required for dumpsites.