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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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
A discarded cellphone battery is believed to have caused a small fire at the George Town Landfill earlier this afternoon (18 Jan.).
The Department of Environmental Health has cleared 333 tons of waste so far as part of its annual bulk waste removal campaign.
The Department of Environmental Health will begin its annual bulk waste removal on Monday, 16 Nov. The collections will conclude on 21 Dec.
The Department of Environmental Health has received the final four of 11 new trucks, which is expected to help bolster its current fleet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Environmental Health staff removed more than 600 tons of bulk waste from roadsides throughout the Cayman Islands in recent weeks.
To environmentalists and conservationists alike, there is no mission more sacred than protecting tropical wetlands, the incubator and habitat of many forms of life...
Today's editorial cartoon.
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.