Tag: George Town dump

DEH: Recycling is real but still only 1%

DEH: Recycling is real but still only 1%

| 15/06/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The management at the Department of Environmental Health laughed as they asked members of the press recently if we “believe” in the recycling programme, given the common perception in the community that separating domestic rubbish is a waste of time because it all ends up in the landfill anyway. Not so, said Michael Haworth, […]

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Dart reports detail $24M dump work

Dart reports detail $24M dump work

| 08/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Two recently published reports commissioned by Dart outline the CI$24million worth of work paid for with public cash for the islands’ largest investor to cap the George Town landfill and control the leaching and gas coming off it, based on the deal struck with the previous government just weeks before the election. According to […]

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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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Dump EIA will take one year to complete

Dump EIA will take one year to complete

| 01/06/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The environmental impact assessment covering the build-out of the nine elements on the current George Town landfill site that will make up the country’s future waste-management facility will take about one year to complete. According to the Terms of Reference document for the EIA, which was released on Monday, it will examine all of […]

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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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Boat destruction causes brief dump blaze

Boat destruction causes brief dump blaze

| 13/05/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A boat that was being destroyed by Department of Environmental Health staff caused a brief fire at the landfill Thursday that was quickly extinguished by Cayman Islands Fire Service crews, according to a press release. The fire, which ignited around 11:40 this morning but was fully extinguished before noon, was located near the vegetation […]

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Fire crews still at smouldering landfill

Fire crews still at smouldering landfill

| 07/05/2021 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The George Town landfill is still smouldering as temperatures inside the dump where the latest fire started remain hot. Fire crews returned yesterday afternoon and continued damping operations throughout the night around the initial area of concern after a new high temperature reading was taken at around 4pm. Officials said Friday that the Department […]

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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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Firefighters work through the night on dump blaze

Firefighters work through the night on dump blaze

| 06/05/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Fire Service crews worked through the night Wednesday in order to tackle the latest fire at the George Town landfill. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH), which is now under the responsibility of Health and Wellness Minister Sabrina Turner, confirmed that the fire, which was reported at around 7.30pm, was contained and […]

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Fire crews douse dump blaze but kit on standby

Fire crews douse dump blaze but kit on standby

| 29/03/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters have now extinguished the blaze that ignited Thursday in the scrap metal area of the George Town landfill, officials said Monday. But even after Cayman Islands Fire Service operations were shut down at 10pm on Sunday evening, equipment was strategically placed onsite to ensure a quick response if there is a flare-up of […]

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Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

Gov’t finally signs dump deal with Dart

| 26/03/2021 | 159 Comments

(CNS): Less than three weeks before Caymanians go to the polls and four years after Dart was picked as the preferred bidder, a last minute deal has been signed between the islands’ largest developer and the government over the dump. At a press briefing Friday, the outgoing premier, Alden McLaughlin; Dwayne Seymour, the minster responsible […]

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