Piles of garbage line a road in the Beirut suburb of Jdeideh, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The waste contractor for Greater Beirut renewed its warnings Tuesday that it would stop collecting the capital's trash Wednesday if no alternative to the Karantina dump site is found, despite the governor's pledge not to let that happen.Sukleen warned last week that its disposal ground in the Beirut neighborhood of Karantina had reached its capacity. Beirut's Governor Ziad Chebib, however, assured the public that trash would not accumulate on the streets Wednesday.A waste ministerial committee session, which was supposed to meet Tuesday, was postponed to Wednesday to discuss alternative landfills for Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon, after a controversial export scheme collapsed last week.
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