The Department of Environmental Health issued an apology Friday to residents of Grand Cayman who have experienced delays in garbage collection services over the past week.

The DEH said the delays were a result of staff absenteeism, and management is working to ensure that normal collections will resume on Monday, Oct. 8.

Uncollected areas include Central George Town, Windsor Park, Banana Walk, a section of Crewe Road (from Jose’s Gas Station to the entrance of Tropical Gardens), Prospect Point Road, Mangrove Avenue, Mahogany Way, Patrick Island, Prospect Drive, the IMP office to Morningside Drive, as well as areas from the intersection of Shamrock Road and Prospect Point Road to East End, including homes off the East-West Arterial and Hirst Road.

The DEH urges residents who experience delays in collection of their solid waste to contact the office by calling 949-6696 or emailing the DEH at [email protected]