Whichever company (private or government owned) does the recycling of plastic, metal and glass in Cayman, can they place separate bins at each strata for collecting these recyclables and pick them up at regular intervals? There are some large bins at Kirk Market, Camana Bay, etc. but not everyone would remember to save and take them to such places for recycling. It could be very helpful to place smaller bins (not the large containers) at strata developments to make it […]
Tag: Department of Environmental Health
One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don [...]
Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued?
Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted- [...]
What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet?
Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was abl [...]
I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t?
Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the impo [...]
(CNS Local Life): A team of workers from the National Community Enhancement Project is working at the George Town landfill on a variety of initiatives to help improve the facilities and services before Christmas. Known as the NiCE project, the three-week seasonal programme has around 50 workers [...]
How do I complain about a restaurant that I suspect had given me food poisoning? Can I claim any compensation?
Auntie’s answer: The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is the government agency responsible for food hygiene wherever the food is sold, including restaurants, hotels, su [...]
I just have a question in regards to neighbours who constantly are burning heaps of plant waste and/or garbage. Even though the mounds of debris are being burned on their property, the smoke is drifting directly into our a/c units and filling the whole house with disgusting smoke (and we have a n [...]
This morning, at about 8:30am, I was driving near the airport behind one of those big green open-top trucks with a Cayman Islands Government logo on the side. The truck was full to the brim and as it went around the airport by the cricket oval, I was distressed to see bits of rubbish being blown [...]
(CNS): The Cayman Islands laboratory manager for the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has been tapped to sit on the seven-member executive committee of the Caribbean Public Health Laboratory Network (CariPHLN). The goal of the network, which held its first meeting in September 2015 in Tr [...]
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has hired Mark Rowlands as assistant director for solid waste. From British Columbia, Canada, Rowlands is an environmental engineer/planner with more than 25 years experience in the field of waste
(CNS): A competition across all of the country’s schools to design a poster about the waste management hierarchy is the first step in what will eventually become a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about generating less rubbish. It is hoped the poster and essay competition which was organ [...]