Garbage collection and landfill intake resume

| 27/09/2022 | 8 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health’s trucks were back on the road Tuesday morning as the garbage collection service resumed, but a delay is expected due to the suspension of service on Monday due to Hurricane Ian. The George Town Landfill has also re-opened to take scrap metals, derelict vehicles and other bulk waste. With a low volume of post-hurricane debris, the temporary sites won’t be activated and residents can use the 24-hour drop-off site at the dump for small amounts of garden debris.

DEH Director Richard Simms complemented residents for their important contribution in minimising the quantity of potential debris from their properties in preparation for the passage of Hurricane Ian.

“The impact from Hurricane Ian in terms of debris was very light,” he said. “We want to thank members of the public as their preparation had a positive impact on the amount of debris post-hurricane. We experience a lot of traffic at the landfills on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when residents complied with the guidelines provided to remove potential debris from their properties,” he said.

Officials also apologised for any inconvenience caused by garbage collection delays. For additional information contact the DEH at 949-6696, email visit the DEH’s website at or the Facebook and messenger page.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Fix the dump.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Landfill? You mean the ETH on to which it is rapidly encroaching?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Who can you get to collect abandoned vehicles? Ive emailed DEH and NRA but every time I am ignored.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why doesn’t DEH collect garbage 2 days a week instead of 1?

    When the population was less, DEH collected 2 days a week. The population has grown so much over the last few years, but garbage is collected 1 day a week.

    • Merith says:

      9:50. That’s right reduce the size of the Civil service but provide more services.

      Decide what you want.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Save the environment? Plant a tree in your own yard. Use the green waste and compost.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, DEH, for all that you do!
    Many people don’t appreciate all your efforts.


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