Free mulch from TS Grace available

| 07/09/2021 | 14 Comments
Mulch made by the DEH

(CNS): The green debris generated by Tropical Storm Grace is being recycled into mulch by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the first load is ready for the taking. All Grand Cayman gardeners and backyard farmers are being offered the free mulch from the Temporary Vegetation Collection Site in Prospect from Wednesday on a first come, first served basis at the National Road Authority (NRA) stockpile on Poindexter Road.

Residents are invited to come early and bring their shovels and bags for the removal of the mulch. Assistance will be provided by the DEH to load small vehicles for members of the public on Saturdays only.

“We have started the recycling of the vegetation waste collected following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace last month,” said DEH Director Richard Simms. “This is the first of many free mulch offering as we make arrangements to do the same at other temporary sites. Meanwhile, we continue with our Island Wide Vegetation Collection Schedule. This week we are serving the people of George Town District.”

Residents are reminded to place vegetation waste only by the kerb where it is easily accessible to the collection crews. People are being directed not to obstruct the roadway or storm drains or place household trash. Residents are also asked to trim vegetation to lengths of three feet to enable an efficient collection. Alternative arrangements should be made to transport any other type of debris to the George Town landfill drop-off.

For more information call 949-6696
email dehcustomerservice@gov.ky
visit the DEH website
message via the DEH Facebook page


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  1. Anonymous says:

    When are they doing the collection? They went into my Jamaican neighbors garden and got their junk, but drove past white lads house where I’d left it at the end of the drive?

    • Anonymous says:

      DEH grab truck showed up in a George Town neighborhood about 10 days ago, picked up one very specific pile(not on the road) and ignored about 10 others, many of which are still in the roads.

  2. Anonymous says:

    no such thing as a free mulch!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Add the free mulch to the BS Kenny spews out each day and your fertilizer needs are fully covered for free.

    • Anonymous says:

      Richard Simms, thank you.

      Always confused me as to why the DEH chucked downed vegetation into the landfill.

      Now keep this mulch programme going – don’t wait for another storm/hurricane to do it again.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How many grab trucks does DEH have? After hurricane Ivan – they should have invested in at least 4 – because of such storms as Grace – they are needed.

    There is still debris in Newlands that has to be picked up.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is not just DEH trucks..private trucks are helping as well. Just be patient man!

      • Anonymous says:

        To 1:36pm – if private trucks are also helping – it should move the debris quicker. It has been 3 weeks.

        All we need is another storm to come and blow all the debris piled up on the side of the roads all over the place again.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Glad to see the are finally doing something sensible!!! All vegetation headed to the dump should be diverted to this program…forever.

  6. Anonymous says:

    DEH did a great job with this.

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