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2024 Bulk Waste Collection Begins

Community Notices 06 May, 2024 Follow News

2024 Bulk Waste Collection Begins

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will begin its Annual Bulk Waste Collection in the West Bay District from Monday, May 6 to Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Residents are reminded to prepare and separate their bulk waste ahead of the week assigned for collection in their respective areas. Any bulk waste that is put out after the announced dates will not be collected, as there will not be extensions of this massive clean-up exercise.

“Bulk waste shall be placed on the curbside in an area that is easily accessible to DEH collection crews and does not obstruct the roadway. There is no need to place it in any other area. There are no designated sites for the placement of bulk waste other than outside your homes. We are coming to you”, DEH Director, Mr. Richard Simms.

Following the completion of the bulk waste collection in the West Bay area, the DEH Solid Waste crews will move on to George Town for the second week of the schedule, as indicated below.

Bulk waste refers to large items such as old furniture, tyres and metal items that are not collected as part of the DEH’s weekly residential pick-up services.

Metal and vegetative waste must be separated from other bulk waste items. Meanwhile, construction and demolition debris, hazardous material, electronics, and tyres as will not be collected during the bulk waste removal activity. Alternative arrangements must be made to transport these materials to the George Town Landfill or the landfill drop-off facility at the gate which remains accessible to the public and small vehicles 24 hours per day.

The DEH is also reminding residents that following the completion of the Bulk Waste Collection Schedule, arrangements should be made by individuals to transport any additional waste to the landfills and that any illegal dumping and littering should be reported to the DEH or the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). This unlawful practice can result in a penalty of 6 months of imprisonment and a minimum fine of $500.

For additional information, please contact the DEH at 949-6696, email us at dehcustomerservice@gov.ky , visit the DEH’s website at www.gov.ky/deh  or message our Facebook page at https://bit.ly/3LEK55q


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