scow: selective collection of the organic waste

The aim of SCOW (Selective Collection of the Organic Waste in tourist areas and valorization in farm composting plants), funded by the ENPI CBCMED Programme, is to develop low cost, technically simple and high quality biowaste collection and recycling models in territories with touristic areas and agricultural activity.


SCOW’s goal is to define an innovative and sustainable biowaste management system through effective collection and waste treatment into decentralised small-scale composting plants, located near biowaste generation sites, and, at the same time, where the compost could be applied. It will contribute to improve general waste management, closing the cycle of the organic matter in countries with an important lack of organic carbon at soil. It will also help to improve land structure and fertility, reducing desertification (applying compost to soils), global warming (avoiding the entrance of biodegradable materials to landfills and capturing carbon in soil) and landfilling capacity needs (reducing waste entrance).


In addition, it will create new economical activity, even at waste collection and treatment sectors and compost selling. The experience would be able to be reproduced in other Mediterranean zones, reducing impacts at source, through a simple management of the biowaste collection and treatment with the idea of selfsufficiency.


The project, led by BCNecologia, involves 7 partners from different countries of the Mediterranean Basin:

Development Agency Gal Genovese (Italy)
Local Councils’ Association (Malta)
House of Water and Environment (Palestine)
Upper Galilee Regional Council (Israel)
MIGAL – Galilee Technology Center (Israel)
Environment Park SpA (Italy)
The project is funded by the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme ( Its total budget is 4,97 million Euro and it is financed, for an amount of 4,47 million Euro (90%), by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.
More information about SCOW project on the official site >>


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scow: selective collection of the organic waste




BCNecologia Team:

Salvador Rueda (Direction)

Francisco Cárdenas

Gemma Nohales

Marta Vila

Manuela Sanfelix