People protest at the entrance of the Naameh landfill, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Naameh Mayor Charbel Matar told LBCI that the municipality filed a complaint over the fire. He said that the perpetrators were seeking to press the municipality to close the dump. Several areas across Lebanon have been struggling to find efficient solutions to treat their own waste.Activists have urged municipalities across the country to establish sorting and recycling plants in their areas to treat their waste locally rather than rely on Lebanon's notoriously ineffective government for solutions.
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