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DEH Resumes Intake of Scrap Metals, Derelict Vehicles and Equipment

Community Notices 10 Jan, 2022 Follow News

DEH Resumes Intake of Scrap Metals, Derelict Vehicles and Equipment

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public of the resumption of the reception of Scrap Metals, Derelict Vehicles and Equipment at the George Town Landfill.

“It is business as usual at the George Town Landfill. We have restarted the intake of these materials as scheduled, following the temporary suspension of this service during the last week of 2021. Members of the public are invited to drop their scrap metal and derelict vehicles to the George Town Landfill on Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm”, confirmed DEH Director, Mr. Richard Simms.

Members of the public are reminded to comply with the following DEH guidelines:

1) Derelict vehicles such as cars and small trucks or trailers shall be provided separately from other wastes and shall not have other waste materials stored inside them

2) No containers with materials classified as flammable shall be stored in derelict vehicles and the batteries should be removed

3) Light scrap metal should be sorted prior to arrival on site and shall be free of wood, plastic and other wastes and contamination as far as is reasonably practicable

4) For any large oversize metallic objects, vehicles, equipment or structures (for example heavy construction equipment, shipping containers, storage tanks, steel beams etc.) these should be cut down to dimensions of no greater than 5 feet by 3 feet.

5) Drained of all fuels, lubricating fluids and any other flammable fluids and gases that may be present in all items of motorised equipment, large and small, which contain a combustion engine with or without fuel tank including but not limited to:

a. Large and small heavy equipment such as excavators, bobcats, cranes, dump trucks etc.

b. Small motorised tools, such as chainsaws, weed ackers, lawnmowers, cement mixers etc.

c. All boats and all personal water craft

d. Generators, fuel tanks and fuel bunds etc.

Note: For fuel tanks, these should be purged / opened to atmosphere such that any flammable vapors are allowed to dissipate over a 24 hr period.

6) White goods and other electrical items should be separated from other materials

7) Batteries should be separated and disposed of at the landfill drop off for all types. For small batteries, these are accepted at all supermarkets

8) Gas bottles of any type shall be made safe by removal of the headworks or safe release of the gas by other means and then separated from other materials

Any segregated mixed waste materials can be disposed of in the landfill as normal. If materials are tipped on site and it is found that the load does not meet the criteria, the removal of these items and their correct disposal at the site is mandatory.

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 https://www.facebook.com/Department-of-Environmental-Health-Cayman-Islands-Government-335107266641072

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