Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Clearing out bulk items for the holidays

Clearing out bulk items for the holidays

| 08/11/2018 | 0 Comments
Will there be a bulk waste collection for all districts this year before the holiday season? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will once again be offering free collection of bulk waste items on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman ahead of the holidays. Here [...]

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Recycling oil in the Sister Islands

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? Auntie’s answer: I asked the DEH and received a very prompt reply. An of [...]

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Recycling options limited on Sister Islands

Recycling options limited on Sister Islands

| 22/10/2018 | 4 Comments
We enjoy recycling opportunities including aluminium, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper, tyres, batteries and others. It is my understanding that the Sister Islands do not have collection and recycling for glass, plastic, cardboard or paper. Can you confirm whether this is true and, if so, find o [...]

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Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

| 17/10/2018 | 1 Comment
I was told that separating trash into recycling material and regular material doesn’t make sense because the recycling material collected at the collecting stations (supermarkets) gets dumped into the same dump truck as the regular trash. This was witnessed by someone I know. Could you do some in [...]

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DEH urges food safety

DEH urges food safety

| 26/09/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As World Environmental Health Day was commemorated Wednesday, 26 September, the related department in Cayman called on the public to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from food-borne illness. In keeping with the theme for the day, “Global F [...]

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Waiting for approval of cemetery vault

Waiting for approval of cemetery vault

| 05/09/2018 | 1 Comment
I have been trying for several months to get permission from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to build a vault in a private family plot in a public cemetery. My request keeps getting passed from one officer to another without a decision being made. Would you be able to find out how ques [...]

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Worried about emissions from incinerators

Worried about emissions from incinerators

| 05/09/2018 | 3 Comments
Are there laws regulating solid waste incineration units? I am referring to regulations that limit emissions of nine air pollutants (i.e., particulate matter, carbon monoxide, dioxins/furans, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen chloride, lead, mercury, and cadmium) from four categories of so [...]

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What to do with mouldy books?

What to do with mouldy books?

| 28/08/2018 | 1 Comment
I have a number (lots!) of books which are showing early signs of mould. Thus, I don’t think it’s fair to bring them to the Humane Society book loft, NCVO, etc as they could infect others. They will probably fill my trunk, so throwing out one/week into the garbage isn’t a viable so [...]

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DEH holds Legionnaires’ disease workshop

DEH holds Legionnaires’ disease workshop

| 19/08/2018 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Last month 18 environmental health professionals from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and Water Authority-Cayman took part in a two-day training session on “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems”. The DEH Laboratory organised the session, held 1 [...]

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Bothered by septic tank odour

Bothered by septic tank odour

| 02/08/2018 | 1 Comment
I want to find out why the septic tank at the Silver Oaks complex smells so bad most of the time. Is it a case that it is not pumped regularly? Does the law mandate regular pumping? Auntie’s answer: I cannot give you a definitive reply as to why there is an issue, but I […] [...]

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DEH advises on safe handling of garbage

DEH advises on safe handling of garbage

| 25/07/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has launched a public-awareness campaign on the importance of safely packing and handling garbage, and is providing tips on how to facilitate the waste-collection process. Officials at the department have also been taking steps to manage [...]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 22/07/2018 | 24 Comments
A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycl [...]

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Suspects rat poison laid in public place

Suspects rat poison laid in public place

| 28/06/2018 | 8 Comments
I was appalled on a recent morning to see rat poison just placed in the open in The Strand parking lot. Many tourists and especially young children will not know that this is serious poison as it looks like a blue bar of soap. I have no idea who does the pest control in this […] [...]

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Wants to recycle batteries

Wants to recycle batteries

| 06/06/2018 | 11 Comments
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled [...]

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RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

| 06/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): RCIPS community officers last week took part in their 10th community clean-up this year, heading to the Watler’s Road community Wednesday, 2 May. The officers started the initiative last year in West Bay who, in response to residents’ concerns, facilitated contacts and coordina [...]

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