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DEH 2020 Bulk Waste Removal a Success

DEH 2020 Bulk Waste Removal a Success

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) collected tons of materials during its bulk waste campaign in 2020. The types of materials collected were varied and scrap metal/derelict vehicles were sorted and separated from other general wastes.
Overall, the DEH teams, supported by the NICE project, collected all manner of old household goods, furniture, vegetation, derelict vehicles, scrap metal, wood and construction/DIY garbage from the districts of Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands.

DEH wishes to inform the public that there may remain small isolated piles of materials left by persons. At this time the department is still in the process of identifying and clearing these up during normally scheduled rounds.

DEH continues to advise the public to refrain from disposing of waste in this way as the collection campaign has now ended and this can be considered littering.

“This has been a very challenging year for everyone and I am very happy with the hard work of my team through the covid-19 challenges and now through the massive task of the bulk waste campaign. We are also grateful to residents who helped make this process as smooth as possible. As a new year begins it’s an opportune time to also note that the island’s population continues to grow, and with that growth, the amount of materials needing recycling and disposal increases. We encourage the public to get involved with our recycling efforts,” said Michael Haworth, Assistant Director Solid Waste, DEH.
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