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DEH Bulk Waste Collection Shift to May

Local News 04 Apr, 2023 Follow News

DEH Bulk Waste Collection Shift to May

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking members of the public to get their bulk waste ready as the annual collection of bulk waste is now scheduled for May.

“This year, we are shifting the Bulk Waste Collection from November to May. This change will allow greater preparedness for the Hurricane Season. We want people to start preparing their properties to reduce the amount of debris that could be generated by any form of severe weather”, explained DEH Director Richard Simms.

He also explained that having Bulk Waste Collection ahead of the Hurricane Season will reduce the department’s workload demand during the last two months of the year, and allow the crews to work in good light as there are more hours of daylight in May.

Bulk Waste Collection will take place from Monday to Saturday according to the following schedule:

West Bay May 1-6

George Town May 8-13

Bodden Town May 15-20

North Side / East End May 22-27

Cayman Brac & Little Cayman May 22-27

Residents are urged to prepare and separate their items 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.

Household appliances, furniture, and other items too large to be handled by the weekly DEH collection crews should be placed by the roadside where it is easily accessible to DEH collection crews. Metals and vegetation should also be separated from other bulk items.

Persons are required to make alternative arrangements to transport to the nearest landfill any construction and demolition debris, hazardous material, electronics, and tyres as these items will not be collected during the bulk waste removal activity.

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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