Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

| 06/12/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Recent problems at the Department of Environmental Health relating to trouble with equipment and staff shortages appear to be causing a backlog on rubbish and recycling collection, raising concerns about public health. All over Grand Cayman in public places, garbage piles are growing and the [...]

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Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

| 24/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Delays in garbage collection around the George Town area over the last week are due to the “unavailability of some of the garbage collection trucks”, according to the Department of Environmental Health. Officials did not explain what caused this but said the department is going to [...]

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Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

| 06/11/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking the public not to bring scrap metals to the George Town dump until further notice because of problems of safety. But the public agency is also warning people to refrain from abandoning vehicles on private property, along the road way an [...]

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Dump closed after heavy rains damage road

Dump closed after heavy rains damage road

| 05/10/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The George Town landfill was closed to the public on Thursday amid safety concerns as the main access road has been badly damaged by the deluge of rain in Cayman over the last week or so. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) said it had to close the facility in order to carry out [&he [...]

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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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