Activist spray painted slogans on Sukleen headquarters' wall in Karantina, Beirut. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Waste management company Sukleen Monday defended itself against allegations of corruption, denying claims that it had overcharged the government for its services.The sanitation company, which has overseen trash collection in Beirut and parts of Mount Lebanon for the past 15 years, has come under attack from some politicians and civil society campaigns for its alleged corruption and mismanagement of the waste sector and charging the government hefty prices for its services. These prices did not include the $22 per ton price for bagging the waste, the statement added.The Cabinet earlier December approved a plan put forward by Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb to export the trash for a period of 18 months, until a permanent solution is found.
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