Riders drive past piled-up garbage in Basta, Monday, July 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Germany is ready to study the idea of exporting Lebanon's garbage to his country, Economy Minister Alain Hakim said Friday, expecting each ton of exported trash to cost Beirut between $70 and $100 .Hakim said it was fine if Lebanon paid between $70 and $100 for every exported ton of garbage for six months.Sukleen, the former waste management contractor for Beirut and Mount Lebanon, charged around $147 for each ton, according to Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk. Trash piled up in the capital and Mount Lebanon for 10 days as the government scrambled to find a disposal ground after it closed the overstuffed Naameh landfill on July 17 . But with the rest of the country refusing to accept Beirut's garbage, the Cabinet Thursday began to consider the possibility of exporting it abroad.
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