The Department of Environmental Health will be putting its new wood grinding machine, nicknamed “The Beast,” into action in the New Year’s to recycle Christmas trees.
Between Jan. 1 and 22, collection containers will be placed at locations throughout Cayman to enable people to deposit their trees for crushing and mulching. The resulting mulch will be available free of charge to members of the public.
Rather than just dump their Christmas trees at the landfill after the festive season, residents are being urged to drop them off at DEH collection points where they can be recycled and put to good use in gardens and yards throughout Cayman.
Collection points will be at the Ed Bush Stadium in West Bay, Spotts Dock, Smith Road Cricket Oval, and the Frank Sound Road entrance.
“Recycling natural trees is great for our gardens, it saves us money and reduces our impact on the environment,” said Department of Environmental Health Assistant Director for Solid Waste, Mark Rowlands.
“The Beast” will be on show to the public from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Smith Road Cricket Oval. Residents are encouraged to bring bags and shovels on Saturday morning to claim free mulch, and to arrive on time as it is expected there will be much demand.
For more information, contact the Solid Waste Unit on 949-8793.