Illegal dumper caught on camera

| 22/11/2022 | 37 Comments
Illegal dumping in Newlands

(CNS): The RCIPS is currently investigating a report of illegal dumping off the bypass in the Newlands area of Bodden Town by an individual driving a white Nissan pickup truck which was caught on camera. Police said the person responsible will be prosecuted, and warned the public to refrain from illegal dumping as it carries a fine of up to $500 or six months in jail.

Although the annual bulk waste collection is currently underway, people are still not permitted to dump their garbage at random locations. In this case, the fly-tipper was caught by a “no littering” sign warning of the penalties for illegal dumping and encouraging people to report littering.

Although it is not entirely clear from either the Department of Environmental Health or the police what are acceptable locations for people to leave bulk waste during the pre-holiday clean-up, the DEH told CNS that they advise residents to place waste on the kerbside, where it is easily accessible to DEH collection crews.

See more about the bulk waste collection here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Illegal Dumper, next time please use the bathroom😂😂😂😂

  2. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely hate people too lazy to take their junk to the dump that they just tip it where they like however, to be fair, a condoned off area, already full of junk, immediately before the DEH does their annual bulk pickup, does look remarkably like a collection point. I guess for RCIPS to release the photo means he doesn’t have any MLA’s on speed dial.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I drove by there today, thought it was the spot for the annual cleanup. It usually ends up there every year.

  4. The interconnectivity of cause and effect. says:

    All factors being considered, there needs to be a permanent drop off location for solid waste in each and every district. These highly problematic illegal sites, although semi-allowed, already exist and there needs to be an alternative.

    Regardless of those who would and will continue to litter nonetheless, this identifiable solution is necessary and it is achievable. As for those who would and will continue to litter, who among us really has one iota of faith in law enforcement to really do anything about this or any other issue in any meaningful way? Who?

    The individual responsible in this particular instance has taken responsibility (as per his comment on CMR), however, one can see how he or anyone else could have genuinely thought that the site in question was acceptable and could have made an honest mistake. Said individual deserves recognition for being willing to publicly make amends, regardless of whether or not the relevant authorities failed to make it clear where is and is not acceptable to place the garbage.

    Whether it is the ludicrously price gouged cost of fuel, the incredible amount of stress most people are under just trying to get from point A to point B on a daily basis due to traffic issues, the logistical issues of just one dump site for the whole island is a real factor for some. While there is no doubt that some are just lazy and uncaring individuals who do not care, it is time for real world solutions to this issue beyond the annual occurrence of bulk waste pickup.

    There is no excuse for littering, but there are reasons for its continuous widespread occurrence in the first place.

    When was the last time law enforcement themselves have ever proactively prosecuted someone, anyone, for littering? When?

    Regardless of who it is perpetrating the act of littering, the fact remains that the Cayman Islands does not have a law enforcement structure which is beholden first and foremost to the well being of the Cayman Islands and her people (in and of, one and all) to the explicit exclusion of any and all others. By way of intentionally subjugatory colonialist constructs, said law enforcement regime is not ultimately and directly accountable to the Cayman Islands and her people. Except for when paying for highly inflated law enforcement budgetary allowances by parliament through indirect taxation, all in a place with quite possibly the highest real-world cost of living burdens on earth, we as the electorate have no real say in the trajectory of, or the protection of, quality of life considerations in our own existence. The politicians are allowed, and wallow contentedly in, the comfort of plausible deniability of responsibility in these matters because the only thing they are involved in is the making of largely unenforced laws and the act of cyclically signing away the funds. Law enforcement in Cayman is thus allowed to indulge in wanton dereliction of duty with complete impunity and zero opportunity of recourse or corrective action by the ones who are really footing the bill. Law enforcement is owned and controlled by the Crown, and the Crown has the agenda of their own self-interests at heart. The result speaks for itself. High levels of unmitigated littering is just one of those negative results. This is where there is a disconnect. This is where the rhetoric of good governance is a farce. Why would they care if they are not to be held responsible by the very populace they are purported to be a law enforcement service for? It is a recipe for tyranny and a candy coated tyranny is what it is.

    When a law enforcement structure (or justice system in its entirety and/or structure of governance) deems itself a law unto itself which is by dictate beyond either reproach or accountability, then they are not a law enforcement service. They are an occupying force, and an abusive institutionalized corruption from the top down is a foreseeable result whereupon the seeds of a widespread uncaring, garbage casting, anarchy are sown

    As stated above, one relatively simple and achievable solution in the immediate future is to provide for a permanent drop off point in each and every district for the temporary deposition of solid waste disposal. Regardless of anything else, it would allow for a mitigation of what is obviously a problem which needs to be addressed and rectified. It will require an onsite presence in order to disallow abuse of the site but it is doable and it is the beginning of finding and achieving one of many necessary solutions to this one singular issue.

    Until then, and if ever, just pick up the litter even if it is not your own and know that you’ve done what you can within the confines of an untenable system that is not fit for purpose.

    Cayman deserves better than this, but we have to demand it.

    • Anonymous says:

      A good point drowning in an ocean of verbose drivel.

      • Kadafe says:

        Last year all bulk stuff was left in that spot, by the looks of it there is even a nice taped off area to put the stuff. Good luck securing any fines there, a good lawyer will blow that off while having his morning coffee. Precedence has been set.

      • Anonymous says:

        Reads exactly like the same dude that used to sign his name to 5000-word comments that could’ve been summarized in 3 sentences.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am pleased that there is once again a recyclable items depot in West Bay since they closed the location beside Foster’s Republix. But it was my unpleasant duty to take our recyclables to Camana Bay on Monday. What a shock I got. I am now substituting the word “ recyclables” with “garbage”. There was garbage in every container, there was garbage on the floor, the stink was disgusting, and the experience was sickening. What happened? Where were the collectors? Will anybody get fired for this dereliction. Probably not.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nothing gets me more upset than an illegal dumper! I just ate a bucket of KFC just tell me his address and I’ll personally drop a dump on his front yard. It behooves me to say that the beautiful of Cayman should always be preserved

    • Anonymous says:

      I once confronted a Jamaican man who just threw his empty beer bottle and trash at the roadside. He responded. “It’s Bush”.
      It’s a cultural thing methinks.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m glad I didn’t dump anything there. I thought it was the designated place for the annual clean up.

    It’s actually not a bad idea since it’s much easier for DEH to collect from one spot.

    Maybe the DEH needs to make a PSA about that location, I’m sure many people in the area don’t know it’s not a designated annual pick up.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If they are trying to identify the person, why blur out the one thing that would tell us who he is – the registration of the car. Why cannot the police simply look up the registration number, find the owner and ask them to identify who used their vehicle to place the litter?

    • Anonymous says:

      it’s just too much work for them my friend… Either that or just an extreme lack of progressive thinking.

    • Anonymous says:

      I suspect that its blurred out because the police don’t actually need any help tracking a plate number. But CNS need to not fall afoul of the privacy rules. Which is why the other identifying feature – their faces – is also blurred out. This is not an appeal for identification, it is a reassurance that the police are on the case. Because people are watching.

    • Anonymous says:

      they know who it is, just hiding a minor child. calm down, Einstein.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think the blur was to protect the identity of the child.

  9. Anonymous says:

    If you have a truck and can drive it to there, you can drive it to the frigging dump. Same for unna nasty Bayas dropping shit in Barcus.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to CNS for blurring the child. Every time a negative post is put up on CMR sandy leaves in children’s faces. It should be illegal. They learn from their parents and if CMR continues to do so they could one day lead to the suicide of a child because of bullying. Remember that fraudster that women taped and sent to CMR? Fully filming a MINOR who is innocent and posting online. Sickening.

    CNS: Credit where credit’s due, the child was blurred by the RCIPS. But I agree with you.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Nothing will happen, police and offenders are both from the same country so it will just be swept under the rug. This is only being publicized to keep CMR happy!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Well, while I detest littering this may not be the case. There is a DEH bulk-waste clean-up going on in the Bodden Town area this week. Perhaps the person was doing as instructed by DEH, placing bulk waste by the roadside.

    If it is found to be littering, the fine should be multiplied a few times for misguiding his child.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hate these nasty people, they should be made to pay for every piece of garbage dumped illegal in the entire Island, yes from East End to West Bay, then they will learn and maybe this example will deter a few more of the other nasty SOB

  13. ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

    There’s no excuse for anyone with a pick up truck to unload trash anywhere but at the dump where there is no charge to take your trash. Pure laziness being exhibited by the adult and taught to the child in the photo. No wonder things never change.

  14. Anonymous says:

    This Christmas clean up has made the place look like a mini Haiti. Small piles of trash along the streets at the busiest time of year (when tourists are paying the most money) is a great look for the island!

    • Anonymous says:

      West Bay bulk collection was 7-12 November. We piled our yard waste by the roadside next to the fence on Sunday 6 November. DEH never came to collect anywhere in our neighborhood and now I guess it’s up to me to load it in a truck and take it to the landfill myself. Thanks DEH.

      • Anonymous says:

        Same thing happened to our neighbourhood in Scholars. The group aced everything in one are by 4pm on the Sunday before. It still there!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Odds that there is no prosecution? Pretty obvious that they were putting stuff out for the bill waste collection and some Karen got the wrong end of the stick

  16. Anonymous says:

    The person & punishment must be publicised.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I feel that I have to speak on this matter.
    I am from the Newlands area not too far from this location. I too thought that this area was designed for the purpose of dumping our unwanted items and ironically planned myself to do with personal items until originally seeing the post on CMR. I feel for this individual and believe that this was not the intention of anyone in the middle of the day to litter. I know that ignorance of the law is no excuse but feel that in this case anyone because of no signs posted could misinterpret the meaning of the yellow tape because that same location in the past was used for that same purpose.


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