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Quarantines slows garbage collection

Local News 02 Nov, 2021 Follow News

Quarantines slows garbage collection

The Department of Environmental Health is seeking the public’s patience and understanding as residential garbage collection services experiences may be delay in some areas due to a small number of staff members having to go into quarantine.

Richard Simms, DEH Director explained that the current rise of Covid-19 cases in the Cayman Islands is starting to impact the Department’s garbage collection schedules, as some members of staff have been mandated to isolate.

“We are seeing a trickle effect with DEH persons having to quarantine. However, we are committed to give continuation to our weekly routine. We will always seek to make our collections on time, but we recognise that some routes may be delayed by a day or so,” he said.

Meanwhile, Michael Haworth, Assistant Director Solid Waste, reiterated the DEH pledge to ensure the health and safety of all its employees and the members of the public they serve.

“We are doing all we can in terms of minimising risk in the workplace. We have Covid-19 protocols in place for employees to protect themselves and co-workers. Nevertheless, DEH staff like everyone else have families and homes and are not immune to community spread,” he said.

For any additional information, please call the DEH at 949-6696, send an email to dehcustomerservice@gov.ky, visit the DEH’s website at www.deh.gov.ky and its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Department-of-Environmental-Health-Cayman-Islands-Government-335107266641072

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