Cars drive by piles of garbage, along the Jdeideh highway, northeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut on September 23, 2016, as the garbage crisis in the country re-emerges. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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A town in the Mount Lebanon district of Kesrouan announced plans to establish a solid waste plant in order to resolve the areas garbage crisis.Some towns in Kesrouan and the Metn district have been burning garbage as they struggle to deal with waste that accumulated in the streets for over three weeks last month when access to a local dumping ground was blocked.The announcement of Kesrouan's solid waste plant comes as talks continue on allowing municipalities to individually take charge of their own waste sorting and disposal, rather than relying on the main contractor for Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
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