During the COVID-19 lockdown the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) added a number of vehicles to their fleet including:
• 1 Water truck for the landfill that is used keep down the dust in and around the landfill.
• 1 Grapple truck that is used for the collection of bulk waste and derelict vehicle around the island.
• 2 Roll on roll off trucks that are used for the collection of commercial waste.
• 2 Front end loader trucks that are used for the collection of commercial waste from 527 locations across island.
• 5 rear loader trucks for the collection of residential waste.
Ready for a fresh start, DEH teamed up with their communications experts to create a new logo better aligned with the department’s direction, and core values as well as various subjects for which it is responsible.
The department’s role is to protect the public from environmental health related hazards through: strategic management of food hygiene and safety, laboratory services, district sanitation and rodent control, engineering and developmental control, solid and hazardous wastes including waste collection, recycling and disposal; as well as public education and promotion programmes. It also manages the landfill and waste to energy programmes.
“With this logo I wanted to show how multi-faceted DEH really is, while at the same time reflecting their 5 year strategic plan and future growth. And of course something that really speaks to their “green” goals. I was happy to design a logo that does just that and of which they are super proud,” said Tina Ebanks, Graphic Design Coordinator at GIS – who also led the charge on Covid-19 branding and graphics.
“We feel the new logo helped shine a light on what DEH is all about. The facelift really helps breathe new life into our brand and the fleet looks amazing. The logo denotes cleanliness, our clean clear waters, sunshine and brilliance” said Director of Environmental Health Richard Simms.
“This is really an exciting time for DEH and I am so proud of all their hard-work and was very happy to see them continue to improve their services despite all the challenges that came with the lockdown. This re-brand is deserved and impressive,” said Hon Dwayne Seymour, J.P., Minister of Health, Culture, Environment and Housing.
The rebrand included a new simplified logo, an updated color palette, new contemporary typeface, with an improved website experience in the works for 2021.
The cost to DEH for the addition to their fleet is as follows:
• (4) 25 yard Residential Rear Loader Garbage trucks (Freightliner)) – CI$897,871.00 actual spend; (CI$224,467.64 ea x 4)
• Small 11 yard Residential Rear Loader Garbage trucks (Freightliner) – CI$160,032.85
• 40 yard Front End Loader Garbage Trucks (Macs) – CI$558,522.05 (CI$279,261.03 ea x 2)
• Grapple Truck (Medium sized) – CI$226,083.13
• Roll on/ Roll off [Hook Lifts] – CI$351,666.25; (CI$178,833.13 ea x 2)
• Side loader Garbage truck – (this will be returned to the supplier because of wrong specifications delivered at no cost the Cayman Islands Government.)
“The funds for the addition to our fleet were budgeted before the Covid-19 pandemic and really allows our DEH team to provide better service to the islands,” added Mr Simms.
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