List of Recycling Centers in Lebanon

TERRE Liban proposes a 3-system method of recycling: Paper & Cartons, Organics, Non-Organics (Source)
TERRE Liban proposes an easy 3-system method of recycling: Paper & Cartons, Organics, Non-Organics (Source)

Now that Lebanon’s trash crisis is under the spotlight, I want to take advantage of the momentum to remind everyone of easy ways to recycle. For those who were wondering, L’Orient Le Jour published this really useful guide which I’ve taken the liberty to copy below.

I am currently preparing an article explaining the situation in a (hopefully) comprehensive manner. It will be published in a few days.

We are still protesting and organizing the movement that we have called “طلعت ريحتكم” (‘You Stink’). A large protest is currently being organized and we are working closely with NGOs and Municipalities to solve what the government has failed to do: working to implement recycling programs throughout Lebanon in coordination with small and large businesses, households, schools, hospitals and, most importantly, municipalities.

We need to end Sukleen’s monopoly on Lebanon’s trash disposal situation and allow Municipalities to regain their autonomy. So far, several municipalities have responded positively to this message including Joun (جون), Qoubbei (قبيع), Roumieh (رومية) and many others.

Here’s a Kalam Ennass (كلام الناس) report on Roumieh’s story.

We must all pressure our municipalities to do the same. It is very simple, straightforward and would solve a significant part of our environmental and health problems. Our government is structurally incapable of dealing with such a situation (or any, for that matter) and we cannot wait and risk our lives and the wellbeing of our environment while they prove their uselessness over and over again.

The government will never find a solution because the loosely organized group of warlords governing us have never looked for one. If we wait any longer, people you know might literally pay it with their lives. This is no exaggeration, nor is it a joke. The health hazard posed by having the concentration of our waste in our vicinity is extremely serious.

If you’re involved in success stories, please share them here or on the Facebook page (with photos/videos preferably) so that we can share them. It is realistically possible, and morally necessary, that we continue on the path towards complete sustainability.

Here’s the list. If any of these aren’t responsive, I’ll add the info. If you have more names, please let me know.


Papers (ورق)

  • Terre Liban – Baabda: 05/923060
  • Arc-En-Ciel – Sin El Fil: 01/495561/5
  • L’Ecoute – Beirut : 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Zero Waste Act – 01381381/03508108
  • Paula Abdel Hak – ACT – Rabieh, Kornet Chehwane, Bayyada, Raboue: 03/225557
  • Uber – Phone App
  • Unipack Tissue Mill – Halat: 09/478911 (1 feedback, not responsive)
  • Lebanese Cardboard Corporation – Wadi Chahrour: 05/940248 – 05/940403
  • Sicomo – Qab Elias, Bekaa: 08/500550
  • Mimosa – Zahleh, Qaa El Rim – 06/401876/7 – 08/823600
  • Sipco – Kfarshima – 05/433553

Plastique (بلاستيك)

  • Terre Liban – Baabda: 05/923060
  • Arc-En-Ciel – Sin El Fil: 01/495561/5
  • L’Ecoute – Beirut : 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Zero Waste Act – 01381381/03508108
  • Paula Abdel Hak – ACT – Rabieh, Kornet Chehwane, Bayyada, Raboue: 03/225557
  • Uber – Phone App
  • Plast Wood – Sin El Fil: 01/491152
  • Lebanese Recycling Works – Roumieh: 01/809383
  • Kilzi – Jdeideh Fanar: 01/872133/4/5
  • Alpha Plast – Bourj El Barajneh: 03/750290
  • Lefico – Sarhin, Bekaa: 08/9/212222
  • Mazar Plast – Qab Elias: 08/5/006883
  • Yaza Plast  – Ain Baal, Tyr/Sour: 03/282780
  • Asia Plast – Tyr/Sour: 03/745000
  • Yehya Hariri – Saida: 07/190732
  • Plastic South – Zahrani Saida: 03/433310
  • Plastic Chim – Zahrani Saida: 07/223535 – 03/337788
  • Publitex – Chouf: 03/607678

Raw Materials (مواد أولية) and Metals (معادن)

  • L’Ecoute – Beirut : 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Paula Abdel Hak – ACT – Rabieh, Kornet Chehwane, Bayyada, Raboue: 03/225557
  • Uber – Phone App
  • Runwaste – Jnah: 03/901251
  • Charmtal – Chatila, Beirut: 01/823675
  • Mohammad Tawil – Choueifat: 05/482090
  • Abou Ahmad El-Achhab & Hanine – Riyak, Baalbek: 03/201324
  • Ahmad Khalife – Saida: 07/222106 – 03/234514
  • Aluxal – Chouefait: 05/480406/7/8
  • Al Araibi – Taanayel, Zahleh: 08/510194
  • Lebanese Company for Raw Materials – Baddawi, Tripoli: 03/281434

Glass (زجاج)

  • Terre Liban – Baabda: 05/923060
  • L’Ecoute – Beirut : 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Paula Abdel Hak – ACT – Rabieh, Kornet Chehwane, Bayyada, Raboue: 03/225557
  • Soliver – Choueifat: 05/803903
  • United Glass – Tripoli: 06/389107
  • Al Zoujaj Al Yadawi – Sarafan, Saida: 03/906091

Wheels (دولاب)

  • MEPS – Beirut: 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Unipack Tissue Mill – Halat: 09/478911 (1 feedback, not responsive)

Electronic Waste (نفايات الإلكترونية) and Batteries (بطاريات)

  • L’Ecoute – Beirut : 70/391908 – 03/655386
  • Paula Abdel Hak – ACT – Rabieh, Kornet Chehwane, Bayyada, Raboue: 03/225557
  • Beeatouna – Dora: 01/249653 – 71/974751

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  1. my friends and I contacted Unipack mills, they were not responsive as we thought they would be to household items, they said they receive from the big companies and they only deal with them….so i do hope the rest of the list has people who are actually working on this level too…helping the people not just the big companies….

  2. I like how you said it’s important for our municipalities to push for recycling regulations in their respective cities. My grandparents lived in a city where recycling was provided for them, and they made really easy for them to do it. The result was that city was able to reduce waste by about 35% within the first few years of implementation. I’ll have to show this to them. Thanks!

  3. Why do we have to pay to recycle I mean trash is gold! Most companies don’t offer any pick up services, so you have to waste your money, gas & time on our very fun roads ( not to forget fill your car up with trash bags) & drive all the way drop them off. ( I’m not sure which Co pay for your trash).

    Plus most Co don’t recycle everything, so your are going to have to visit a couple of them per month ( pathetic).

    They focus on bigger companies because that is where the money is (volume of trash), picking up from individuals is a waste of time & gas, not to forget trucks and employees.

    3eshtom wa 3asha loubnan!!

    • AUB’s engineering department collects batteries. It might not be anywhere near you but you can try to drop them off in the assigned locations at AUB and AUBMC.

  4. Thank you Joey. Of course we must identify every single recycler in Lebanon. Of course we must find out WHAT he recycles, HOW MUCH he recycles every day, HOW MUCH IT COSTS HIM to recycle it, WHETHER IT IS PROFITABLE for him to do so, WHETHER he is working at full capacity, or not?WHETHER HE IS ABLE TO SELL HIS RECYCLED PRODUCTS? In fact that last question is probably the most important of them all..
    But, my dear Joey, we must not forget that, according to most expert reports, 60% of our waste is ORGANIC. Therefore logic prevails that we must devote 60% of our efforts to solve the organic waste disposal issue.But also, at the same time, separate AT SOURCE the organic from the recyclable waste. After 375 days we have still not understood this SIMPLE TRUTH. We keep shouting “ZERO WASTE” while we do nothing and 4,000 tons of additional waste keep accumulating daily.Does it sound logical to you?
    SORTING AT SOURCE IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT APPROACH AND WE KEEP SKIRTING IT. WHY?

  5. Hi

    Is there a place in Beirut where we can recycle clothes, or a place that takes unwanted clothes and gives to those in need?

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