DEH back to removing scrap cars

| 29/07/2020 | 25 Comments
  • Cayman News Service
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(CNS): Following the suspension of the programme during the COVID-19 lockdown, operations to remove derelict vehicles from the streets have resumed since the curfew was lifted. This month the Department of Environmental Health has removed more than 50 cars from all districts. But officials urged people not to dump vehicles on public land or the streets because it is anti-social and poses risks to public safety and the environment.

The department also warned people that is an offence under the litter law, and liable of conviction of a CI$500 fine or six months behind bars.

If a vehicle has reached the end of its serviceable life or is intended to be discarded, the owner should ensure they are disposed of responsibly, the DEH stated in a press release.

The first step should be to terminate the vehicle licence with the Department of Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DVDL) and arrange for the vehicle to be taken to the George Town Landfill. Once the vehicles are received, they will be depolluted and crushed prior to shipping for recycling.

“We all have a responsibility to ensure our waste is handled, recycled or disposed of without bringing harm or nuisance to those around us,” said Michael Haworth, Assistant Director – Solid Waste Management.

“There are proper avenues to safely dispose of bulk items such as dilapidated cars. The DEH offers a grab truck collection service, which for $75 can collect your vehicle or for $100 per load any other bulk waste, such as vegetation, appliances, etc, and ensure it is responsibly handled and off the streets for the betterment of our communities,” he added.

For more information on the collection of bulk waste including derelict cars visit the DEH website.

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  1. Elvis says:

    Old mariners cove, junk yard

  2. Anonymous says:

    When is DART going to continue to maintain the roundabouts and median along the bypass in front of the Kimpton? I asked the NRA and they told me that there is now a dispute over who is responsible to maintain these areas DART or CIG based on the NRA agreement.

    • Anonymous says:

      If Dart doesn’t, no one will. The NRA roundabouts are all weird third-world things.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There’s a ton of them on the west end of Denham Thompson Way. Please pick them all up and shut down the junk yard that’s operating in a residential zone! Thanks!

    • Anonymous says:

      Please check Trumbach In Drive Lower valley

      • Anonymous says:

        Shame on the lazy and
        irresponsible owners for keeping these derelict vehicles on their properties. The abandoned vehicles are rats ‘hotels’
        Please have pride in your surroundings and care enough to get rid of the junk.

      • Anonymous says:

        A small section Trumbach Drive is now narrower than before. The Planning Department needs to look into this where a hedge is now encroaching on the public road.

      • Anonymous says:

        Trumbach Drive is now narrower than before. The Planning Department needs to look into this where a hedge is now encroaching on the public road.

        • N.S. Trumbach says:

          Trumbach Drive is a private drive. Please speak to landowners in the area regarding your concerns.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Do they also pick up derelict politicians?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Until one is identified and the owner publically prosecuted, expecting change is like pi—– into the wind.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yup, inspections are such a scam.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Should drop them off at the post office.

  8. Round and Round in circles we go says:

    You must be new here?

  9. Albert Steptoe says:

    Given the cost of spare parts is it any wonder that ‘derelict’ vehicles are sometimes parked in back streets or on dyke roads. If Government would provide somewhere for the vehicles with free access for anyone wishing to collect parts, the ‘problem’ would disappear.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well.. If you look at the posted photos, you will see that they have all been stripped of any usable parts. These people may be thick when it comes to choosing who runs their country but they ain’t stupid enough to leave parts on a dumped vehicle.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Some of those cars in the pictures… I’ve seen worse still driving on the road, with valid ‘inspection’ and everything.

  11. Anonymous says:

    $500? Wow, what a fine? ABSURD.

    You know that no one gets fine either. What a joke the liter law is.

  12. Anonymous says:

    When I imported my vehicle I paid a $1000 disposal fee, why do the DEH charge to pick up?

    • concernedcaymanian says:

      Ive been asking this same question for years. I am guessing government just brings that fee into general revenue and there is no separate reserve set up for disposal of derelict vehicles. If this was a private company, this smells like fraud (misleading people on where there money goes…)

    • Anonymous says:

      the disposal fee offsets the landfil disposal/recycling costs. You still need to pay to get it to the disposal sight. – Clearly CIG need to start charging a $1100 disposal fee at import.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, it does not specify that. It just says ‘disposal fee’

        • Anonymous says:

          It doesn’t specify what its for and you assume its for something its clearly not being used for and then complain because its not being used for that something its not specified as to be used for? tut, tut, tut. Entitled much?

          • Anonymous says:

            Err asking a question is not complaining. Failed comprehension at school did we? Think about this for a minute. If it was indeed included in the so called disposal fee, and all it took was a call to DEH, then we might not have this problem. The DEH is essentially doing it for free right now.

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