After the first months of implementation of the DECOST pilot experience in Les Masies de Roda, Spain, another town will integrate community composting as the main system to deal with its organic waste thanks to this ENI CBC Med project. The town of Anabta, in the region of Tulkarem in Palestine, is advancing very rapidly in the preparations to implement the new model.
The collaboration between the local government, the first one to sign an agreement with the DECOST consortium, and the Palestine Technical University Kadoorie has allowed them to design a new system based on community composters adapted to the social and climatic reality of this region.
The EU-funded DECOST (Decentralised Composting in Small Towns) project aims to develop a new framework of waste management, building a closed-loop system of organic waste valorisation, integrating decentralised home and community composting systems with urban agriculture. This goal can only be achieved by using a people-centered approach, empowering civil society and increasing institutional capacity building.