The works to establish an organic waste treatment facility
at a cost of NIS 300 million are underway - the household waste market in Israel is over 6 million tons per year, the vast majority of which is not treated.
with innovative technologies that will reduce air pollution and generate electricity. In addition, the new facility is expected to create tens of thousands of tons per year of high-quality compost in sealed concrete chambers.
At the end of the process, the remaining solid residues that will be left behind will be buried in designated landfill cells at the Diya site itself. The new facility will receive and treat agricultural waste and household waste in the regional council , and thus will also provide a local response to the localities of the region.
The first organic waste treatment facility from household garbage in Israel (photo: official website, image courtesy of the Eshkol Regional Council)
The Dekal company, owned by the YSB group under the control of the Yacovi brothers and the GES company under the control of Generation Capital, signed an agreement with the Eshkol Regional Council to establish a facility to treat household waste and generate electricity.
With the completion of the construction of the facility, Dekal Infrastructure is expected to establish its leadership in the waste sorting and treatment market through ownership of facilities with a treatment capacity of hundreds of thousands of tons per year that combine advanced technological capabilities in sorting household waste alongside tools for treating the resulting organic matter.
This is the largest environmental project signed between a business entity and a local authority in Israel for establishment and operation for 25 years.
As part of the agreement, the Eshkol Regional Council will enjoy property tax and entrepreneurship payments of NIS 200 million over 25 years, which will establish its economic independence.
The works to establish an organic waste treatment facility at a cost of NIS 300 million are underway (photo: official website, photo: Eyal Bribram)
Fini Yacovi, chairman of the YSB company - from the Yacovi brothers group: "YSB company is happy to implement, for the first time in Israel, another project in the field of the environment combining advanced and innovative technologies.
In the new facility we will implement the most advanced technologies that will allow us to protect the environment and clean air.
I thank our partners Generation Capital and GES who allowed us to complete another significant milestone on the way to bringing this tremendous project to fruition.
Lihu HaCohen, CEO of GES: The signing of the Diya agreement with the Eshkol Council is another important step in the journey towards the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, all this in order to reduce the negative environmental effects of the waste treatment chain. This pioneering facility is the first of its kind in Israel and provides a response to - 200 thousand tons of organic stream produced by municipal waste.
The advanced treatment produces clean electricity, reduces methane emissions and prevents environmental damage to the residents of the State of Israel.
Gadi Yarkoni, Head of the Eshkol Regional Council: "We are proud to lead together with our partners in the Dekal company the environmental revolution of the State of Israel with the establishment of a first-of-its-kind facility in Israel for the treatment of household organic waste and the production of electricity without landfilling. The agreement will significantly increase the Council's revenues that will be used to improve the quality of life the residents in the set of services provided"