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Sorting and storing a mountain of waste to protect the health of local residents at Sidon in Lebanon

In Sidon, Lebanon, waste had turned into a nauseating mountain with serious implications for both human health and the environment. SUEZ was called upon in 2013 to build a safe and efficient site for waste storage, recycling and sorting. Its added value? Customised solutions, and the desire to see the local population benefit from healthy public spaces as well as involving them in their conservation.

The mission

Avoid an ecological and health disaster in Sidon, Lebanon

200
tonnes of waste on average dumped per day.
1,000,000
m3
of waste forming a mountain located 1 km from the shore.
220
km
the distance from the coast where waste from the unauthorised landfill can be found floating.
Our solution

Remove the landfill thanks to a sustainable waste management solution 

The results
600,000
tonnes of waste sorted from the landfill.
700,000
tonnes of waste safely stored under the vigilance of a control laboratory. 
12
months of post-rehabilitation follow-up carried out by the Suez teams.
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