Tag: Department of Environmental Health

DEH staff promote their ‘dirty’ work

DEH staff promote their ‘dirty’ work

| 24/09/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has produced a series of videos about the work their teams do, especially regarding recycling, to raise awareness about their efforts to manage the islands’ rubbish. The videos also mark World Environmental Health Day on Sunday, which is celebrated to shed light on the important work of environmental […]

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Free mulch from TS Grace available

Free mulch from TS Grace available

| 07/09/2021 | 14 Comments

(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 […]

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Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

| 24/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority and the Department of Environmental Health, as well as community groups, non-profits and private sector companies, are now involved in an islandwide effort to clean up Grand Cayman following the passage of Tropical Storm Grace last week. The DEH has extended the opening hours at the dump, as vehicles continue […]

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Recycling depot opens at Prospect gas station

Recycling depot opens at Prospect gas station

| 06/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS) Residents of Prospect, Red Bay and the surrounding area can once again drop off waste for recycling in the neighbourhood, as a local gas station has offered space for the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to put new skips. The area lost its previous recycling depot at Hurley’s mid-February, and since then residents wanting […]

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Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

| 10/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Dart executives have stated that the plan to incinerate and convert the bulk of Cayman’s future garbage into energy will not undermine efforts to reduce and reuse the 100,000 tons of rubbish that the Cayman Islands produce on average each year. The projections for the anticipated increase in waste have emerged from government’s predictions […]

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Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

| 04/06/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Thousands of derelict vehicles are still dominating the work of the Department of Environmental Health at the George Town landfill, even as restrictions on the number of scrap cars accepted at the dump each day have been introduced. Decontaminating the vehicles by stripping out oil, other noxious fluids and batteries before crushing and bailing […]

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Public to get their say on Dart dump project

Public to get their say on Dart dump project

| 26/05/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As Dart gets down to work on tackling Cayman’s waste-management problem after signing a deal with the previous government just weeks before the election, the islands’ largest landowner and government officials will hold three public meetings next month, according to a government advertisement in local print news. The meetings are steps towards the environmental […]

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Batteries probable cause of recent dump fires

Batteries probable cause of recent dump fires

| 07/05/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The latest fire at the landfill is one of three over the last month that officials at the Department of Environmental Health believe were caused by batteries. In each case the fires started at the surface in recently tipped waste, and although the precise sources have not been identified, in each case the issue […]

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Department of Environmental Death?

Department of Environmental Death?

| 07/04/2021 | 43 Comments

Green Hornet writes: Last month a polite young Caymanian came to my door, clipboard in hand, and asked me if I’d like him to put poison in my coconut trees. The reason, he told me, was to get rid of those pesky coconut rats which, he said, were causing a serious problem. He was, he said, […]

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Fire crews work on deep-seated fires amid scrap metal

Fire crews work on deep-seated fires amid scrap metal

| 26/03/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Fire-fighters were still on site at the dump Friday morning after a night-long battle to control and contain the blaze in the scrap metal section that ignited yesterday morning. Teams were still excavating and extinguishing deep-seated fires, but officials said the situation was much-improved. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews worked tirelessly alongside the Department […]

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Battery causes another small fire at dump

Battery causes another small fire at dump

| 22/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Another small fire at the George Town dump last week was caused by a phone battery, officials said. Fortunately, this time the smoldering battery was spotted by the Department of Environmental Health team, who managed to put the fire out before it became a dangerous blaze. Officials said that this is the third incident […]

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