New dump excavators delivered

The Department of Environmental Health took delivery on Dec. 3 of two new excavators for the George Town landfill. 

The equipment, which cost more than $575,000, will be used to “manage scrap metal and tires, load materials and assist with processing wood waste, as well as assist in responding to emergency needs at the landfill,” department director Roydell Carter said in a statement. 

The new equipment includes a JS370 tracked excavator, bought for $309,043, and a JS200 wheeled excavator, for $266,708. 

Staff at the landfill have already been trained on the equipment, so the excavators can be put to immediate use, Mr. Carter said. 

New dump excavators delivered

From left, Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services Fleet Manager Ernest Ebanks, DVES Director Richard Simms, Department of Environmental Health Director Roydell Carter, DVES Deputy Director Stephen Quinland, JCB trainer/installer Phillip Turner and JCB Caribbean and Latin America Managing Director Bernard Foster at the handover of the new JCB excavators at the George Town landfill on Thursday.