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Get your Bulk Waste ready for Collection

Government 17 Apr, 2024 Follow News

Get your Bulk Waste ready for Collection

Members of the public are invited to get their bulk waste ready as the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) announces its annual collection of bulk waste.

“Starting on May 6, 2024, the DEH collection team will dedicate one week to each district in Grand Cayman, an entire week in Cayman Brac, and one day in Little Cayman to collect bulk waste. There will not be extensions as this massive clean-up exercise is part of the Hurricane Season preparedness plan. We all play a role in keeping the islands clean and ready in case of any severe weather”, said DEH Director, Mr. Richard Simms.

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

In Grand Cayman:

West Bay                                         May 6 to 11

George Town                                 May 13 to 18

Bodden Town                                May 20 to 25

North Side / East End                   May 27 to June 1

In Cayman Brac:

East Side                                          May 27 to 28

West Side                                        May 29 to 30

South Side                                       May 31

In Little Cayman:

All locations                   May 29

The DEH is further advising residents that there are no designated sites for the placement of bulk waste. Therefore, all household appliances, furniture, and other items too large to be handled by the weekly DEH collection crews, should ONLY 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.

Items shall be prepared and separated 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.

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.

Residential garbage should however be stored in sturdy garbage containers before its collection. Garbage will be collected according to DEH’s weekly schedule.

The DEH is also reminding residents that following the completion of the Bulk Waste Collection Schedule, arrangements should be made by individuals to transport any additional waste to the landfills and that any illegal dumping and littering should be reported to the DEH or the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). This unlawful practice can result in a penalty of 6 months of imprisonment and a minimum fine of $500.

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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