Residents urged not to put out more bulk waste

| 20/12/2017 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is urging residents not to place any more bulk waste on the curbside for collection on Grand Cayman as the deadline has passed for all districts on that island. Collections are continuing and department officials said the waste is being removed as the DEH works alongside private sector waste collection partners to gather all waste left out by residents before Christmas weekend. The deadline was Monday 18 December and officials warned that waste placed at the curbside after this deadline might not be collected in the current collection sweep, potentially leaving residents with a garbage pile outside their homes over the holidays.

The minister responsible for the department, Dwayne Seymour, asked the community to respect the deadline regarding the special holiday waste collection. “We ask for your continued patience as the teams work to finish collection in time for the holiday season.”

The DEH has been plagued over the last few months with staff shortages and equipment problems that has led to a delay in collections to all services.

For more information about bulk waste removal visit the DEH website.

Queries or concerns may also be directed to DEH Solid Waste Unit (Grand Cayman) by telephone on 949-8793, or 948-2321 for those located in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.



Category: environmental health, Health

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Seems there’s a second dump growing larger on a daily basis. At the end of Beach Bay Road, people are dumping their trash from all the neighboring districts of Beach Bay. I see loaded vehicles stopping and dumping their junk and it’s disgusting. It’s soon going to become Trashmore 2 if DEH don’t come and pick up urgently. What a nice sight for the residents of Beach Bay over the Christmas Holidays!

    • Anonymous says:

      There is a property just to the East of said road that has been dumping their crap over the fence in to the bush there for years. Go check it out for yourself.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Take it to the dump maybe? I’ve seen mattresses, tvs, etc dropped off at Barkers and asked myself, did they lose their way finding mt trashmore?

  3. Anonymous says:

    on the beach road from Esso to El Fresco. Mary Molly Hyde Rd. There two 55 gallon barrels one of which has been overflowing for 6 weeks (stinks) and at least 14 big black garbage bags of trash that was picked up during the clean up. What is wrong with the Island? The Gov. is a reflection of the people. Lazy, no accountability, just let it be until it blows all over or better yet someone throws it back in the bush.
    The beautiful beaches on Cayman are clean only because under paid Expats keep them up. If it was up to Caymanians 7 Mile beach would look and smell like the rest of the Island

  4. Karl Perkins says:

    Yes and when some kids shoots fireworkz in it we get one big ole fire i bet u then they going call dem then aaah Cayman suffering at the hands this Unity government filled with useless Politicos This is Aldon and MacFever Utopia you vote for please please embrace it sto da whining??

  5. Anonymous says:

    They keep doing the same old stuff and wonder why they keep getting the same result of lazy people who just put out their junk when it suits them, no wonder the cut-off times. I don’t understand why on this Island it is impossible to hold people responsible for their own crap!

    Stop this constant coddling of residents and holding people responsible for their own circumstances.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It is disgusting what I see put out on the roadside near where I live. Lots of recyclable objects there, but who cares, leave it to the sorely pressed DEH to take the responsibility out their hands. Appalling.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is it true that the director of environment has resigned? Also is it really true that there are many staff and equipment problems or is it just a ruse? Just maybe there are other plans in the works. Like hiring aliens to come down to help us?

  8. Anonymous says:

    They never even came into Newlands at all.

    • Anonymous says:

      Never came to fair banks road either ,I paid to take my garbage away.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nor Savannah Meadows

        • Anonymous says:

          Nor Beach Bay. It is a disgrace. But then again look at who they gave us for health and the environment. God help us. I get to understand that he is away from his office a whole lot looking after his own interests. Don’t know if the Premier can confirm that. What a royal mess we are in with this bunch of nimbeys. Speaking of the Premier has he gone into semi- retirement?

    • Anonymous says:

      We called the DEH immediately upon reading this article since our collection hadn’t been done yet in Newlands even though we made sure to have everything out from Dec 1st to be certain we wouldn’t miss it. We were assured although Newlands hasn’t been reached yet that the trucks will be coming. I’m not holding my breath but, I am crossing my fingers.

  9. Anonymous says:

    God forbid anyone take their own junk to the tip.

    • Anonymous says:

      The matter is that they offer the service, so we do a “Winter Clean” and put it on the curb as instructed and they don’t collect it so we have to take it to the “tip” after setting in the elements for 2 weeks. Tough on my Nissan’s cloth interior. Merry Christmas Kids now sit in the rusty pool of filth.

  10. anonymous says:

    Do we really understand proper waste management and the effects on the environment and health and safety due to the lack thereof. Waste management is not a once-a-year activity. All waste must and should be available for collection throughout the year. And, yes there should be no free service!

    • Anonymous says:

      It is not free for your info. When mckeeva was Premier he increase the fuel charge to compensate for cancelling the garbage fee because it was too difficult to collect. By the way I paid mine for the many years it was being collected as well as many people I know. Get your facts before you go get your mouth in to the argument

  11. Anonymous says:

    How are they going to tell? They haven’t been through west bay yet.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t the DEH & Ministry of Health recognize that the collection of old junk from peoples property needs to be done more often— maybe 2-3 times a year?? Each year we do this year end/Christmas clean up in the busiest time of the year, and often people have so much to put by the roadside that it simply takes more time to get this done. But if you had another time, then people could have options to help with the removal of their junk.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Total BS!! No bulk waste has been collected for the past month or more! Actually, my household garbage, which is usually collected on Monday’s, was collected only this morning (Wednesday). DEH is in a mess and the Director needs to be held accountable.

    To my knowledge there was no bulk-waste collection schedule published this year, neither was there any specific notification telling the public that there would be no collection (I’m willing to be corrected). Now, after the public from West Bay to East End have put out bulk waste which DEH cannot collect because of their inefficiency, they’re asking to stop??!! Too late!

    DEH please get our island cleaned up!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    If there is a staff shortage AND an unemployment problem, I have some ideas for anyone willing to listen……it’s a win-win.

  15. Anonymous says:

    more wonderland nonsense……
    do caymanians take responsibility for anything???

    • Anonymous says:

      I am an expat and I have a question for you.
      If you live here, you sound very buggy about the local population. Soooo, if you do live here, why? Do you want to change all the “caymanians” to meet your level of responsibility? Would you like them to just go away? I am curious.

    • Anonymous says:

      As I said before if you live here, ever visited , own a house or is renting you too are contributing to the garbage, bulk or otherwise. Some of these people here has never seen a garbage truck in their country of origin collecting garbage. Having said that I am holding Caymanians highly responsible for allowing fellow Caymanian and others to mess up our home. There are laws to fine people for doing this. How many have been fined, or jailed. I too wonder how so much garbage has been allowed to accumulate. If I had to hire a private truck myself I would go without food for awhile to clean up where I live. Cayman used to be so clean. They sure paved paradise and set up dozens of garbage sites. SHAME on us, SHAME on the Government!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes we do,I paid to take my junk to the dump.hush bout if caymanians take response ability for anything.

    • Anonymous says:

      DO you? What have you done lately to improve the planet? If you don’t love us, leave us. Shouldn’t be that difficult to do

  16. Anonymous says:

    More incompetence from the “re-imagined” civil service.


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