Tag: garbage collection

Isolating staff delay garbage pick-up

Isolating staff delay garbage pick-up

| 29/10/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed number of Department of Environmental Health staff members are now in quarantine, which means the residential garbage collection services are being delayed in some areas, officials have said. DEH Director Richard Simms explained that the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Cayman islands is starting to impact the department’s garbage collection schedules.

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$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

| 24/08/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can look forward to seeing real improvement in garbage collection and general management in the coming weeks after almost $2.2 million has been spent on eleven new garbage trucks and other heavy equipment. The Department of Environmental Health has also come up with a new logo that is “better aligned with […]

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New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

| 07/08/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited delivery of new garbage trucks has been received by the Department of Environmental Health, and according to DEH Director Richard Simms, all of them were expected to be on the road this week with five new drivers starting work. Simms said that the department was well, if not fully, equipped and was […]

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Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

Garbage pick-up falls behind over holidays

| 31/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health will be starting 2020 much as it has continued throughout this year, playing catch-up on garbage collection. Officials said on New Year’s Eve that the pick-ups, mostly in the Bodden Town area, which should have happened last Thursday and Friday would be dealt with today, Tuesday 31 December, and […]

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DEH 10 years behind, says director

DEH 10 years behind, says director

| 29/11/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) director told Finance Committee that garbage management is some ten years behind in terms of staff and equipment. Richard Simms said resources had not increased for more than a decade, despite the growing population and the amount of garbage being generated. As the committee turned its attention to […]

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Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 30/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health offered apologies to the public once again this weekend after garbage collection services fell behind schedule. Officials blamed “a temporary shortage of equipment this past week” for the delay in pick-up and said management was working to ensure that collection of the affected areas, largely in Bodden Town, would […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 04/07/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health said that staff shortages are causing the latest garbage collection problems. As rubbish was piling up in and around George Town this week, the department said there had been delays in residential garbage collection services due to “a temporary shortage of staff at the start of the […]

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DEH falls behind on commercial rubbish collection

DEH falls behind on commercial rubbish collection

| 24/05/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Once again, officials from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have issued apologies for falling behind on the collection of garbage from its commercial customers in Grand Cayman. In addition, collection at residential properties with ten or more units with DEH skips experienced delays, officials said. The DEH said this was due to a […]

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Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

| 28/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have apologized yet again for delays in garbage pick-ups as a result of equipment trouble. The DEH said in a short release that their customers could expect delays after a series of mechanical failures in some of the trucks earlier this week. Department of Vehicle and Equipment […]

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Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

| 05/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but in the meantime bags of bio-waste are piling up outside the George Town health facility. Concerned readers contacted CNS with images taken outside the hospital this weekend which appears to […]

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