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Reduce Holiday Waste
Here are a few tips that the DEH has put together to help you reduce your post-holiday waste by at least one third, this year. 18th December 2018, 9:06am
DEH Increases Recycling Containers
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) today (12 December) added a combined total of three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots. 12th December 2018, 12:12pm
DEH Recognises Employees
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) formally recognised 14 of its employees for their outstanding service to the department throughout 2018 last Saturday (8 December) during its Christmas dinner at the Holiday Inn Resort. 12th December 2018, 7:53am
CDC Recalls Romaine Lettuce
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) urges members of the public, restaurant operators, wholesalers and retailers not to purchase, eat, serve or sell romaine lettuce until otherwise notified. Included in this notice, are all forms of romaine lettuce such as whole lettuce, pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that include romaine lettuce. 21st November 2018, 3:15pm
Place Bulk Waste out Early
To ensure timely and efficient collections; the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds residents to place bulk waste (old furniture, tyres and metal items) on the kerbside before their district's scheduled collection date. 21st November 2018, 3:07pm
Environmental Health Professionals Trained about Legionellosis
Environmental Health professionals from both the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and Water Authority-Cayman took part in a two day training session on Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, from July 16 to 17. 28th August 2018, 9:05am
Disposal of Derelict Vehicles Only at George Town Landfill
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds the public of the procedure for disposing of derelict vehicles. 8th August 2018, 8:08am
DEH Offers Tips to Facilitate Safe and Efficient Garbage Handling
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has launched a public awareness campaign to raise local residents’ awareness of the importance of safely packing and handling garbage, as well as the provision of certain tips with which to facilitate the waste collection process. 3rd August 2018, 8:09am
Guidelines for Safe and Easy Garbage Handling
To help facilitate the garbage collection process the Department of Environmental Health is seeking public assistance to help ensure that garbage is packed in a manner that is safe and efficient for both private individuals and its collectors to handle. 19th July 2018, 9:26am
Guidelines for Garbage Containers and their Placement
Following on from its renewed commitment to provide a garbage collection service that delivers value for money, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking public cooperation to ensure that collectors can promptly access and remove garbage without mishap. 19th July 2018, 9:20am
24-Hr Drop-off Remains Open
The Department of Environmental Health reminds the public that small quantities of hazardous waste, including: cooking oils, grease, paint, solvents, bleach, and cleaning supplies must be disposed of at its 24- hour drop-off area, at the entrance of the George Town Landfill. 19th July 2018, 9:12am
Residents Get Trained in Food Hygiene
Five hundred and forty eight Cayman Islands residents were trained and certified in basic food handling techniques during the six month period from January to June 2018. 5th July 2018, 2:33pm
School Jingles to Air on Radio Cayman
Jingles by primary school students urging residents to “reduce, reuse, recycle” will begin airing on Radio Cayman today (Wednesday 30 May). 30th May 2018, 3:59pm
DEH Managers Trained in Staff Engagement
DEH Managers receive training in Staff Engagement 11th May 2018, 5:19pm
Beware of Contaminated Well Water
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises residents of of Watering Place, Cayman Brac to refrain from using well water for the purposes of drinking, bathing, cooking, handwashing and washing of utensils until further notice.  23rd April 2018, 2:42pm
DEH Supports More than 5,000 Volunteers for Earth Day
As part of community outreach for Earth Day activities this weekend, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is providing support to more than 5,000 clean-up volunteers. 23rd April 2018, 2:35pm
Restricted Intake of Construction Debris and Vegetative Waste
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has temporarily halted the intake of construction debris and vegetative waste at George Town Landfill. 28th March 2018, 8:19am
Bonfire Safety - Prepare for the Worst; Expect the Best
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds campers of some essential tips to observe when planning a beach bonfire or campfire this Easter.  28th March 2018, 8:13am
DEH Offers Laboratory Tours
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) invites Grade eleven (11) students enrolled at all Cayman Islands High Schools to tour its Environmental Health Laboratory on Friday, 9 March 2018.  27th February 2018, 11:50am
George Town Landfill Closed to Public
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to advise that George Town Landfill is closed to the public. This closure is as the result of a fire that erupted in the main landfill between 12 and 12.30 p.m. today. 21st February 2018, 3:09pm
Garbage Collection Update January 2018
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to apologize to the residents of Grand Cayman who have been experiencing delays in their garbage collection services since the start of this week.  29th January 2018, 8:49am