Garbage collection notice

The Department of Environmental Health advises Sister Islands residents that no garbage will be collected today.

The Sister Islands landfills and DEH’s Cayman Brac office will also be closed Friday.

Residents should listen to the media to know when garbage collection will resume.

In Grand Cayman, residential and commercial waste collection will continue through Friday.

The George Town landfill is expected to remain open until noon Friday, but this closure time may change depending on Hurricane Gustav’s path. Additionally, the landfill will stop receiving used oil, lead acid batteries and other hazardous waste at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.

During the suspension of garbage collection, all Cayman Islands residents are asked to secure uncollected residential waste until the all clear is given, after which scheduled waste collection can resume.

‘Residents are reminded that regular household garbage should be stored separately from hurricane debris,’ said Assistant Director Solid Waste Sean McGinn. ‘Any hurricane debris generated by Gustav’s passage should be separated into vegetative/tree debris, construction debris and metal for collection.’

Residents should listen to the media as to when regular garbage collection will resume after the all-clear is given.

For more information, please contact DEH in Grand Cayman at 949-6696, or DEH in Cayman Brac at 948-2321.