Residents of the al-Sfira town in North Lebanon blocked the major road to the village protesting a decision to establish a landfill in the area, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The locals blocked the road with burning tires and protested the municipality’s performance and a decision to establish a waste sorting plant in al-Sawmaa in the outskirts of the Dinnieh district.

They argue that establishing a landfill in an area that rises 1400 m from seawater level inflicts damages on the local residents and pollutes the environment, added NNA.