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DEH Opens new West Bay Recycling Depot

Community Notices 21 Nov, 2022 Follow News

DEH Opens new West Bay Recycling Depot

West Bay residents can once again enjoy the convenience of a recycling depot in their community following the opening of a new Recycling Depot at the Ed Bush Sports Centre on Thursday 18 November, 2022.

The Honourable Sabrina Turner, Minister of Health and Wellness attended the opening of the new recycle depot and encouraged residents to bring their recyclables while contributing to minimizing the amount of waste that ends in landfills. “I’m more than happy for this initiative as we all do our part in making sure recycling in the Cayman Islands reminds a top priority. We also want to thank the Department of Sports for partnering with us by allowing us to use this space following the closure of the previous location at Foster’s Republix due to the expansion of their facilities in that particular compound ”, said Minister Turner.

Conveniently located at Ed Bush Sports Centre, West Bay, the new recycle depot facilitates the collection of type 1 & 2 plastic, mixed paper & cardboard, metal & aluminum cans. Members of the public are urged to drop off only clean items and to remove plastic bags before placing them into the recycling containers. Recycling containers will be emptied on a daily basis.

Department of Environmental Health (DEH) Director, Mr. Richard Simms also reminded residents that access to the recycling depots is completely free and that each person has the power to make a difference in minimizing the number of items recycled and those which end in landfills. “I really want to encourage West Bay residents to come out and use this facility as they have done in the past. We have seen the importance of recycling for members of this particular community which became a greater motivation to find a new location for this Depot. We also want to thank Foster’s for our long-standing and successful partnership and support in the recycling scheme”, said Mr. Simms.

The Department of Environmental Health currently manages seven other recycling depots; at Kirk Supermarket, Foster’s Supermarket (Camana Bay, Airport Centre in George Town and Countryside Shopping Village in Bodden Town), BarCam Service Station in Red Bay, North Side Civic Center and Captain George Dixon Park, East End. The opening of the Recycling Depot in West Bay brings back to (8) eight the numbers of Recycling Depots in Grand Cayman.

Recyclable items can also be deposited at the 24-hour drop-off site located at the front of the George Town landfill.

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

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