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Recycling is the process for changing waste materials into new products in order to  prevent the waste of potentially useful materials; reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials; reduce energy usage and reduce pollution. 

The following materials are recycled by the DEH:

  • Metal Containers 
  • Plastic Bottles (PET & HDPE)
  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Batteries (lead and household)
  • Contaminated oil
  • Hazardous materials
  • Natural Christmas tree (January)
  • Scrap metals / derelict vehicles
  • Used cooking oil
  • Used motor oil
  • Tyres

All recyclables are stored at the recycling area at the George Town Landfill. Once sufficient quantities are collected, recyclables are prepared and shipped to a  United States recycling plant. Recyclables in Cayman Brac & Little Cayman are stored at their respective landfills until arrangements are made for shipping to Grand Cayman for further processing. 

Certain recyclables such as scrapped metals & used tyres are tendered out. For more information, visit the CI Goverment Central Tendering Department at

How to recycle the following:

Paper & Cardboard/ Plastic Bottles (PET & HDPE)/ Metal Containers              (Tin & Aluminum Cans)

  • Deposit these items into specially marked bins located at Supermarket Recycling Depots throughout Grand Cayman.

Supermarket Recycling Depots are situated at the following locations:

  • Foster's Food Fair ( Republix, The Strand, Airport Centre, Countryside Shopping Village)
  • Kirk Market
  • Hurley's Supermarket

Batteries (lead and household)

  • Lead acid batteries can be taken to landfills, garages or any retailer that sells lead acid batteries. 
  • Small Batteries can be recycled by placing batteries in the blue Battery recycling collection bins located throughout Grand Cayman.

Battery recycling collection bins are located in the following areas:

West Bay

  • Sir John A. Cumber Primary School
  • Grace Christian Academy
  • Wesleyan Christian Academy
  • West Bay Public Library
  • Foster's Food Fair - Republix
  • Foster's Food Fair - The Strand
  • Cost U Less

George Town

  • Cayman Academy
  • Cayman Preparatory School
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School
  • Triple C School
  • John Gray High School
  • Priced Right- The Airport Centre
  • Foster's Food Fair-The Airport Centre
  • George Town Primary School
  • CI Further Education Centre
  • Truth For Youth School
  • University College of the Cayman Islands
  • Victory Tabernacle Church

Central George Town

  • CI Monetary Authority
  • Government Administration Building
  • Kirk Office
  • Solomon Harris, Attorneys-at-Law, First Caribbean House

Industrial Park area

  • Dept of Environmental Health CI Environmental Centre
  • Dept of Environment
  • Harbour House Marine
  • Mosquito Research Control Unit 
  • Public Works Department
  • Water Authority

Prospect / Red Bay

  • First Baptist Christian School
  • Hope Academy
  • Hurley’s Supermarket
  • Light House School
  • Prospect Primary School
  • Red Bay Primary School 

Bodden Town

  • Foster Food Fair – Countryside
  • Savannah Primary School
  • International College of the Cayman Islands 
  • Bodden Town Primary School
  • Bodden Town Health Centre
  • Bodden Town Library
  • Lorn's Bodden Town Gas Station
  • Savannah Primary School


  • East End Primary School
  • East End Health Centre
  • Foster's Food Fair-IGA 


  • Clifton Hunter High School
  • North Side  Primary School
  • North Side Health Centre
  • North Side Public Library
  • Chisholm's Supermarket

Hazardous materials

  • Please bring to the Landfill for proper processing and disposal. The solid waste office must be contacted  at 949-8793 before  the hazardous waste is brought to the landfill.

Natural Christmas Tree (January)

  • Natural Christmas trees are collected in Grand Cayman by the department in January and then mulched. The mulch is provided free of cost in the latter part of January.

Procedure for delivering natural Christmas trees for recycling.

  •  Remove all ornaments and wires from tree and take natural Christmas tree to the designated drop off sites. 

  Scrap metals / Derelict vehicles

  • Please bring to the Landfill. Owners of the vehicles should follow Department of Vehicles and Drivers Licencing procedures before disposing of vehicles at the landfill.

Used Cooking Oil / Used Motor Oil / Used Oil Drop-Off

  • 5 Gallon containers or less - In Grand Cayman, please use the 24 hour Drop-off area at the entrance of the GT Landfill. In Cayman Brac & Little Cayman, please drop-off at the designated area in the landfill.
  • 5 to 55 Gallon drums - Please bring to the recycling area at the Landfill between 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
  • Please note that in the event of a hurricane, used oil will not be accepted during the warning phase of a hurricane alert.

 Last updated: 2017-11-06

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