People walk past garbage piled in Corniche al-Mazraa, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The union of municipalities for Beirut's southern suburbs began collecting the piles of trash mounting on the streets Tuesday, two days after Lebanon's waste management company suspended garbage collection.A meeting for the union of municipalities in Beirut's southern suburbs is currently underway.With its closure, Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk asked municipalities to dispose of their own waste.After twice failing to find private bidders to handle the waste of Beirut and its southern suburbs, Machnouk said the Cabinet would need to intervene if no private consortium present themselves at the next round of contract tenders, which is to be launched within 15 days.
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