DEH launches garbage packaging campaign

Minister for Health Dwayne Seymour is urging the public to take the safety of Department of Environmental Health staff into account when disposing of garbage during the COVID-19 crisis. - File photo from March 2018

The Department of Environmental Health has launched a public education campaign to encourage members of the public to properly package and handle household waste.

The DEH is running a three-month radio campaign with the core message of ‘Keep your Neighbourhood Clean,’ which will includes public service announcements on Radio Cayman, Z99 FM and Irie 98.9.

“We can only achieve a smooth garbage collection process through public education,” DEH Acting Director Richard Simms said in a press release. “This will equip residents with the necessary tools to ensure that they practice proper waste packaging and handling techniques.”

The DEH will also issue informational flyers and a video, along with social media postings, to promote an awareness of these issues.

More information about proper garbage handling can be found on the DEH website, www.deh.gov.ky.

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