Tag: recycling

No let up on rubbish collection troubles

No let up on rubbish collection troubles

| 02/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health issued notices over the holidays apologising to residents in parts of Bodden Town, East End and West Bay for delays in collection. The beleaguered department ended 2018 rather as it did 2017, with more challenges over the domestic pick-up, raising further concerns that 2019 is not going to be […]

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DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

| 13/12/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two more skips have been placed at the recycling depot located at Kirk Market for plastic and mixed paper and an additional skip went to Hurley’s in Grand Harbour for plastics. “We […]

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CIG focused on burning garbage

CIG focused on burning garbage

| 01/10/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government remains committed to a waste-to-energy solution for the islands’ mounting garbage problem, according to the minister with responsibility for solid waste-management. Dwayne Seymour said in his message on the United Nations World Habitat Day that recycling will not solve Cayman’s garbage problem. The minister said it had long been recognised that the […]

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How do I recycle batteries?

How do I recycle batteries?

| 06/06/2018

I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled batteries?

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Government’s rubbish trick

Government’s rubbish trick

| 27/11/2017 | 42 Comments

Theresa Green writes: Government’s move to take $15.6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to pay for capping the existing landfills and help finance the proposed national garbage plan was not only wrong but part of a wider deception about this project. No one doubts the management of garbage in Cayman has been rubbish for decades […]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 06/10/2017

I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recyclable one? I do take my […]

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Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

| 28/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The annual Christmas tree-mulching programme will begin on 1 January, public officials have said, as they asked people to place their used real trees in containers around the island. To stop the trees from adding to the landfill problems the Department of Environmental Health’s (DEH) grinding machine, known as the “Beast”, will recycle the […]

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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 landfill until government completes what has been the […]

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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 request for proposals had only one bidder […]

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Ex minister says ‘Trash ain’t treasure’

Ex minister says ‘Trash ain’t treasure’

| 24/05/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Given the economies of scale, it is very difficult to generate a profit from recycling in Cayman but it is an essential part of addressing the growing waste problem and government needs to make the necessary investment, according to Former Cabinet minister Rolston Anglin, who is co-owner of Junk, a recycling business. He said […]

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Brac residents lead efforts towards recycling

Brac residents lead efforts towards recycling

| 09/05/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A grassroots organisation on Cayman Brac, which formed with the express goal of getting a proper recycling programme going on the Sister Islands, is looking for sponsors for two containers so that the waste collected can be transported off-island. While the George Town dump (a.k.a. Mount Trashmore) receives a lot of public attention due to […]

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