Sukleen will no longer be responsible for picking up Beirut trash

Sukleen has been picking us trash and transporting the garbage to landfills in Beirut and Mount Lebanon for the past 18 years, according to

sources

. It ended its operation on April 30. A Lebanese company called Ramco started collecting waste and cleaning the roads in Beirut two days ago. Ramco that has a five-year contract with the Municipality of Beirut will collect 650 tons of garbage per day. The company is scheduled to install bins of three different types in 250 collection points in a move to encourage people to sort their waste. Recycling trash can significantly help us in ending the garbage crisis in Lebanon. Garbage trucks and pickups are equipped with GPS and meet European emission standards. The company will also organize awareness campaigns to encourage waste sorting. Lebanon is drowning in its own waste. Streets and beaches are polluted, and it’s time we end this crisis. We hope that collection bins will be available in other cities as well.

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