Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

| 29/10/2018 | 0 Comments

Can the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) say what happens to all the used engine oil in the Sister Islands? Commercial dive boats, cars and other vehicles, industrial equipment used oil, the utility diesel generators?


Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusAuntie’s answer: I asked the DEH and received a very prompt reply. An official explained that the Sister Islands have mechanisms in place for recycling oil. Used oils, which includes all the various types that you asked about, need to be deposited in the designated areas within either the Cayman Brac or Little Cayman landfills. These will then be shipped to Grand Cayman for recycling.

Note that oil must be stored in its original container or plastic buckets, the official said, which should be tightly covered to keep out water.

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