Our story

Today, IBC s.a.l. is capable to treat around 550 metric tons of MSW.

IBC owns and operates the Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Plant in Saida that currently serves the 16 municipalities of the Saida - Zahrani area.

Built on 40,000 square meters of reclaimed land, IBC’s plant has the capacity to daily treat 550 metric tons of mixed solid waste according to the latest environmental standards regarding emissions, including wastewater, noise, air, and residues.

IBC formally started operations in November 2012. IBC uses first, mechanical biological treatment (MBT) to sort and separate wastes and recover recyclables. Organic fractions are then anaerobically treated to produce energy and soil amendment. 

Originally designed as per the latest European technologies by a joint Lebanese-German team of engineers; and equipped by various proven suppliers, this process was adapted to handle our “Lebanese” unsorted mixed waste, which is quite different in composition than the source separated waste of Europe.

IBC’s commitment goes beyond environmental compliance. It reaches out to its communities to build beneficial actions and relationships in waste collection and recycling. It also works with social and environmental organizations to create a solid community-centric network to promote environmentally sound sustainable socio-economic development.

Two years of troubleshooting, design modifications, and creative solutions led to Zero-Waste whereby no landfill is needed. IBC’s solution is the best as it recycles most of the waste, recovers its energy, is non polluting, and is the most economical.