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Under the Public Health Law (2002 Revision); The Department of Environmental Health is charged with the collection and disposal of all waste generated within the Cayman Islands.

The department collects the following:

  • Residential waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Biomedical / Infectious waste
  • Hazardous waste

Residential Collection

Residential waste is collected kerbside from residents on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Rear-loading compactor vehicles with three-men crews (one driver and two collectors) are used for single family residences and small, multi-residence dwellings.

 Residents must adhere to the following packaging guidelines in order to ensure timely collection services :

  • Each bag or container should not exceed 40 pounds in weight.
  • Place bagged garbage in water tight, metal or plastic garbage containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Place containers in front of premises or to the side of property that is accessible from the roadway on the evening before scheduled pickup.
  • Store containers inside a proper enclosure when not being collected.

Improperly packaged garbage will be red-tagged by DEH collection crews and will remain uncollected until the issue is resolved.

Please refer to the DAILY SCHEDULE for the most up-to-date information about residential collections in Grand Cayman.

Commercial Waste Collection

Commercial waste collection is accomplished through container rental and servicing. Several sizes and types of containers are available and can be rented on a daily, monthly or annual basis. The servicing frequency can be arranged from once per month to six days per week.

The following materials are prohibited and should not be included in residential or commercial waste:

  • Animal waste
  • Biomedical waste such as syringes, infectious materials, or sewage
  • Bulk waste
  • Construction & demolition debris
  • Dead animals
  • Drums of liquids
  • Grease or cooking oil
  • Hazardous and/or combustible materials such as gasoline or motor oil

Biomedical / Infectious Waste Collection

Biomedical waste is collected separately and disposed of in the Biomedical & Multi-Purpose Waste Incinerators on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. An appointment must be made for the incineration of any other materials (e.g. confidential documents) prior to arriving at the landfill. Biomedical waste generators are required to be licensed under the Public Health Law (2002 Revision).

Litter / Roadside Collection

Road side litter collection is performed in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.

  • Central George Town is cleaned every working day.
  • All Grand Cayman districts are cleaned on a weekly basis.
  • Areas in Cayman Brac are cleaned on a weekly basis.


Last Updated: 2017-11-10