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DEH Announces Closure of Temporary Vegetation Sites

Community Notices 09 Sep, 2021 Follow News

West Bay Temporary Site will no longer accept vegetation waste after Saturday 11th September, 2021

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is announcing the closure of its temporary sites from incoming vegetation waste, starting with the West Bay Site which will be closed on Saturday 11th September, 2021.

The last day to drop vegetation debris at the temporary site located in Prospect will be 18th September, 2021. Meanwhile, the other three temporary sites located in Bodden Town, East End and North Side will cease operations on Saturday 25th September, 2021. Following these closure dates, persons are expected to take any materials to the George Town landfill.

DEH Director, Richard Simms indicated that “the cooperation from members of the public has been great and continue to be critical to ensure the efficiency and success in the operation of the temporary vegetation debris sites. Our staff members has also been working long hours to complete this clean-up exercise. Now is time to redirect our efforts to the ordinary operations of the department as we prepare for the annual Bulk Waste Collection, which traditionally take place before the Christmas season.”

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

The DEH is also reminding residents of the importance of no smoking at the debris site in order to prevent bush fires.

Additional information is available from the DEH at 949-6696. Individuals may also send an email to dehcustomerservice@gov.ky, visit the DEH’s website at www.deh.gov.ky or message its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DEHCaymanIslands.

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