DEH Announces GT Landfill Weekend Operations

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Published 27th August 2021, 3:47pm

Grand Cayman, 20 August 2021 - The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that the George Town landfill will be open Saturday, 21 August and Sunday, 22 August between the hours of 7:00am and 6:30pm to facilitate the ongoing clean-up exercise after the passage of Tropical Storm Grace.

Meanwhile, the 24-hour drop-off site remains in operation for the use of residents and is limited to small vehicles.

“We are happy to report that collections and services remain unaffected at this time. However, due to the ongoing clean-up of the island, the landfill is currently very busy, so persons are to expect queues. Please be patient and follow the direction given by DEH staff or our delegates on the site. Our staff are there working for you to provide the most efficient means for you to dispose of your debris,” said Michael Haworth, Assistant Director Solid Waste.

Given the volume of traffic at the landfill, residents are encouraged to dispose of their vegetation debris at one of the Temporary Debris Sites listed below:

North Side – at the vacant lot adjacent to the Old Man Bay dock

Bodden Town – at the Government Emergency Training Site on Anton Bodden Road

Prospect – at the National Roads Authority (NRA) stockpile at Poindexter Road

West Bay – at the vacant Crown Land lot next to Ed Bush Stadium

East End – at the East End Civic Centre

Meanwhile, residents wishing to dispose of other materials or bulk waste are advised to take these items to the George Town Landfill or book a grab truck or container service by calling the DEH.

The DEH team continues to work all available hours and days focusing on removing and managing the disposal of these materials for the public.

“At this time, we are not collecting bulk waste from residences and we again ask for the public’s patience in making these requests. There will be a project to collect bulk waste later in the year,” Mr. Haworth further clarified.

The public is also advised that the DEH will only be able to assist in the removal of bulk waste and debris from private properties in the form of a grab truck service at a cost of $100. Please note this service does not include the cutting of trees.

For more information, please contact the DEH’s Solid Waste Management Section at 949-6696.