Tag: Mount Trashmore

Dart consortium finally wins dump deal

Dart consortium finally wins dump deal

| 11/10/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): Almost seven years after the Dart Group began talking to the former United Democratic Party government about taking on the remediation of the George Town landfill, its general contracting firm, DECCO, in a consortium of local and international companies, has been selected as the preferred bid [...]

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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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Premier: We are making progress on dump

Premier: We are making progress on dump

| 23/11/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The premier has admitted that tackling the waste-management problem in Cayman is the biggest and most important infrastructure challenge that his government faces, but claims that it is making real progress. In a government-made TV programme about the improvements at the George Town dump (a.k [...]

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Cabinet approves business case on dump

Cabinet approves business case on dump

| 12/10/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The outline business case setting out proposals for how government should move from dumping all of its garbage into a landfill to an integrated waste-management system has been approved by Cabinet, paving the way for the request for the procurement process to begin. Premier Alden McLaughlin, [...]

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DEH boss says he’s on top of garbage

DEH boss says he’s on top of garbage

| 17/06/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The director of the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has outlined what he said were numerous improvements at the George Town landfill that have led to much better management of the dump and a reduction in fires and leaching. Roydell Carter told Finance Committee Thursday evening that [...]

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Environmental claims and the George Town landfill

Environmental claims and the George Town landfill

| 02/06/2016 | 59 Comments
Anthony Akiwumi and Vaughan Carter write: The recent publication of a study from Italy entitled Morbidity and mortality of people who live close to municipal waste landfills: a multisite cohort study in the International Journal of Epidemiology (Mataloni et al, Int J Epidemiol (2016) 1-10) should br [...]

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Dump won’t be tackled before election

Dump won’t be tackled before election

| 01/06/2016 | 67 Comments
(CNS): The premier, who as health minister is also responsible for waste management, has admitted that his government will not have a solution in place to fix the dump before the general election in May. “We will not have a system in place by the end of this term,” Alden McLaughlin told parliame [...]

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Public to have their say on waste management

Public to have their say on waste management

| 16/11/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The public will have the opportunity to submit comments and ask questions of government officials at an open house meeting at the Government Administration Building (GAB), George Town, on Tuesday and on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Wednesday, as the health ministry begins the direct interact [...]

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Dump equipment hire costs CIG $1M

Dump equipment hire costs CIG $1M

| 01/06/2015 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Leasing private sector trucks for garbage collection and equipment for the dump set government back over a million dollars in this financial year — and none of it was tendered — as a result of the fires and a high number of technical problems with the equipment. The premier, who took over [...]

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Composting plans in works

Composting plans in works

| 19/05/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): In a major step forward in environmental management, the government is introducing a composting initiative which will see organic material that is currently dumped into the landfills put to good use. While it appears that any full-scale national solution to the country’s waste-management p [...]

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Government inches slowly towards dump solution

Government inches slowly towards dump solution

| 20/04/2015 | 24 Comments
(CNS): As the Health Ministry inches towards a plan to tackle the islands’ rubbish problem, the premier said Monday that a report based on environmental tests at the George Town dump and regarding leaching into the North Sound will be made public in a few weeks after waste management consulta [...]

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