DEH Supports More than 5,000 Volunteers for Earth Day
Published 23rd April 2018, 2:35pm
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.
This includes the provision of dumpsters, grab truck
services, bags, gloves and garbage pick-up services.
“We are very pleased to be able to support Earth Day
clean-up efforts this weekend,” said Minister for Health, Environment, Culture
and Housing Hon Dwayne Seymour. “As we continue to address issues at DEH, we
are doing all that we can to not only strive for efficiency in that department,
but to help residents understand how they can reduce waste in the first place.”
In line with the theme “End Plastic Pollution” for this
year’s Earth Day (Sunday, 22 April), DEH is encouraging residents to cut down
on plastic pollution by recycling and observing the following tips:
- Recycle type 1 & 2 plastics. These
are mostly utilised as water and soda bottles and are also identified by
the abbreviations PET and HDPE respectively.
clean plastic items and remove from plastic bags before depositing them
into recycling containers.
- Deposit plastic recyclables at either
the 24-hour drop-off site at the George Town landfill, or one of the DEH
recycling depots located at each of the major supermarkets on Grand