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Bulk Waste Collection Ends: 600 tons collected

Local News 05 Jun, 2023 Follow News

Bulk Waste Collection Ends: 600 tons collected

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is thanking residents for their successful participation in the recently concluded Bulk Waste Collection. Preliminary figures indicate that over 600 tons of bulk waste were collected over the last four weeks across three islands.

“This is a significant figure, considering that the previous bulk waste collection exercise took place only six months ago. We sincerely appreciate the efforts made by residents to comply with the guidelines provided and the dates scheduled for their respective communities. This has also facilitated a greater preparedness by reducing the amount of debris that could be generated by any form of severe weather”, said the DEH Director, Richard Simms. 

The DEH is also reminding residents that following the completion of the Bulk Waste Collection Schedule on May 27, 2023, 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.

The George Town Landfill operates from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. The landfill drop-off facility at the gate will remain accessible to the public and small vehicles 24 hours per day.

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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