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Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Public purse owed nearly $9M rubbish fees

Public purse owed nearly $9M rubbish fees

| 09/08/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Government recently issued a notice urging business operators, owners and strata groups to pay their outstanding garbage fees as people in arrears could lose their trade and business or other relevant commercial licences. Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have now confirme [...]

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Tyre shredding begins at dump

Tyre shredding begins at dump

| 21/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year to clear the massive pile of tyre [...]

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Missing woman’s sister sues dump managers

Missing woman’s sister sues dump managers

| 13/02/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Noreen Dixon has filed a law suit against the government’s Department of Environmental Health on behalf of her missing sister’s estate and five children. In the legal claim filed last month Dixon points the finger of blame at the management of the dump where Anna Evans was working when s [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

| 17/11/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government has bought around $90,000 worth of new recycling equipment and $50,000 of specialist bins to boost the recycling efforts now being made by the Department of Environmental Health. The kit was described by officials as an interim measure to divert recyclable materials from the la [...]

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Reduction key to future waste plans

Reduction key to future waste plans

| 27/06/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government will be focusing very heavily on reducing the amount of waste people generate in Cayman then re-using and recycling what continues to be produced, but it has not ruled out waste-to-energy as part of the solution. The Department of Environmental Health has published the final re [...]

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CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

CIG to take over supermarket recycling collection

| 26/05/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health has confirmed it will be taking over the collection of recyclable materials that the public leaves at supermarkets next month, after the private sector firm that has been operating the service announced it was pulling out. The DEH said that the recent re [...]

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‘The Beast’ gobbles trees, churns out free mulch

‘The Beast’ gobbles trees, churns out free mulch

| 26/01/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Last Saturday more than 1,800 trees were fed into the Department of Environmental Health’s wood-grinding machine, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, which churned out around 60 cubic yards of free mulch for local gardeners. One of the few consistent recycling efforts by the DEH, the scheme [...]

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Fly troubles tackled on Little Cayman

Fly troubles tackled on Little Cayman

| 06/01/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): An infestation of flies on Little Cayman over the holidays has been tackled, officials have confirmed. The cause remains uncertain, though government contracted a local heavy equipment company to clear the landfill in case that was behind the problem. Readers contacted CNS about the signific [...]

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‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

| 22/12/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is encouraging the public to put natural Christmas trees in skips across the island after the holidays as part of the annual mulching programme. As part of what will hopefully become a much bigger recycling and composting initiative in 2016, the DE [...]

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Dump gets over $575k of new kit

Dump gets over $575k of new kit

| 04/12/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Government has spent more than half a million dollars on new equipment for the Department of Environmental Health to use at the George Town landfill as it tries to get to grips with the growing dump against the long process of introducing a national waste solution. DEH Director Roydell Carter [...]

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