Garbage is piling up on the streets of Beirut after Sukleen said its company can't take any more waste to the Naameh landfill.

The landfill was slated to close on July 17. Since then, residents of Naameh and nearby villages have prevented trucks from reaching it to unload trash.

Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq vowed on Tuesday to resolve the waste management problem.

Meanwhile, the trash continues to pile up as workers spray them with white powder to knock back the smell. Here's a look at photos from around Beirut showing just how bad the situation has become.

















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It is so bad to see all these garbage around and in each corner even on sidewalk. The situation in Lebanon is getting worse. Electrify is shit, Water is polluted, Traffic is horrible, No jobs without wasta and it is not safe. I have one question for everybody, why shall I stay in Lebanon ?

Samer Rustom on Jul 23, 2015 via Beirut.com for Android
 
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Yes it will before it gets better

Robert Dooley on Jul 22, 2015 via mobile web
 
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Yes it can and will before it gets better

Robert Dooley on Jul 22, 2015 via mobile web