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Bulk Waste Collection moves to Bodden Town

Local News 20 May, 2024 Follow News

Bulk Waste Collection moves to Bodden Town

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is encouraging Bodden Town residents to get their bulk waste ready for collection as the third week of the collection schedule kicks off on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Bodden Town residents are urged to prepare, separate and get their items ready for collection. Any bulk waste that is put out after the announced dates will not be collected as there will not be any extension of the schedule.

The Department is also reminding George Town residents that Saturday, May 18, 2024, was the last day for the collection in their area and no additional bulk waste must be placed as it will be considered littering or illegal dumping.

Solid Waste Management crews are deployed from Monday to Saturday according to the following schedule:

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 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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