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Three taken to hospital after car and garbage truck collide

Three people were taken to hospital Friday morning following a collision involving a Department of Environmental Health garbage truck and a car, police have confirmed.

Trash mounts in wake of Tropical Storm Grace

Lingering signs of TS Grace remain in the form of countless uprooted trees of every shape, size and type that lay scattered in the yards of thousands of homes across the island.

Scrap-metal landfill fire extinguished

Last week’s scrap-metal fire at the George Town landfill has been fully extinguished, and the Cayman Islands Fire Service says there is now “minimum chance of re-ignition”.

Tracking Cayman’s recyclables

While people’s green efforts may end once they throw their recyclables into the multi-coloured bins at local supermarkets, that is only the beginning of the journey for those plastics and tins.

DEH seeks new location for Red Bay recycling depot

The closure of the recycling depot at Grand Harbour over the weekend has left the Department of Environmental Health in search of a new location for residents of the Red Bay and Prospect communities to deposit recyclables.

Phone battery sparks fire at landfill

A discarded cellphone battery is believed to have caused a small fire at the George Town Landfill earlier this afternoon (18 Jan.).

DEH removes over 300 tons of bulk waste

The Department of Environmental Health has cleared 333 tons of waste so far as part of its annual bulk waste removal campaign.

Annual bulk waste collections begin

The Department of Environmental Health will begin its annual bulk waste removal on Monday, 16 Nov. The collections will conclude on 21 Dec.

DEH gets new trucks, unveils new logo

The Department of Environmental Health has received the final four of 11 new trucks, which is expected to help bolster its current fleet.

DEH fleet of trucks continues to grow

Since May, seven of 11 ordered garbage trucks have arrived in Cayman. The arrival of the new Department of Enviromental Health vehicles puts the fleet at 17 trucks, including five front loaders, five rear loaders, four roll-on roll-off, and three grab trucks.

Multi-million-dollar fleet of garbage trucks on the way

The Department of Environmental Health will see its fleet of garbage trucks bolstered in the coming weeks, with the arrival of $4 million worth of new garbage trucks.
Department of Environmental Health dump trucks

Second Chances workers deployed with DEH

Ten former inmates attached to the Second Chances programme have been temporarily employed with the Department of Environmental Health,, according to Health Minister Dwayne Seymour.

Simms: Landfill fire can happen again

Department of Environmental Health Director Richard Simms said there are no guarantees that once the current landfill fire is doused there will not be another one.

Report: Sparks ignited landfill blaze

A fire in the vehicle recycling plant at the George Town landfill on 24 Jan. was caused by sparks which occurred while a car was being crushed, according to the results of a Cayman Islands Fire Service investigation.

Four-day fire at landfill continues to burn

Fire officers and Department of Environmental Health officials have been locked in a four-day battle with ‘deep-seated hotspots’ at the George Town landfill. The fire, which was initially reported at 6:50am on Saturday, was originally believed to be small and contained deep inside the main mound of the landfill.

700 tons of bulk waste collected

The Department of Environmental Health has stressed the need for more recycling efforts after it collected more than 700 tons of materials during its bulk waste campaign in late 2019.

More than 600 tons removed in bulk waste collections

Department of Environmental Health staff removed more than 600 tons of bulk waste from roadsides throughout the Cayman Islands in recent weeks.

EDITORIAL – When government despoils Cayman’s precious wetlands

To environmentalists and conservationists alike, there is no mission more sacred than protecting tropical wetlands, the incubator and habitat of many forms of life...

Caymanman – Broken frown

Today's editorial cartoon.

EDITORIAL – George Town landfill: Time to clear the air

Over the past two years, nearly 2 million pounds of trash have been intentionally incinerated at the George Town and Cayman Brac landfills, without the use of “scrubbers” – devices that remove toxins from the incinerators’ exhaust.

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