Tag: Department of Environmental Health

How can I complain about truck noise?

How can I complain about truck noise?

| 03/06/2019 | 10 Comments

I live near the entrance of a quarry, and the amount of noise of the trucks make is quite amazing. I’ve been told that many of them have been intentionally modified to make them louder, as well as their culture of greeting one another with horn blasts, and using jake brakes. Is there anything that […]

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How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

How do we know that Cayman’s waters are safe?

| 07/05/2019 | 16 Comments

I was disturbed to read a recently published article which said high levels of faecal bacteria were found in water at public beaches in East End and North Side in October 2018. The report also said that the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) does not have the necessary staff or equipment available to regularly test […]

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Modified garbage collection services for Easter

Modified garbage collection services for Easter

| 17/04/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) advises the public that there will be no garbage collection on Good Friday, 19 April 2019. The department will also close all its offices as well as landfills in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to the public at that time. The 24-hour drop off site at the […]

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Camping Safety Tips

Camping Safety Tips

| 17/04/2019 | 0 Comments

With Easter only a few days away, and camping activities now being planned in earnest, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds campers of the following safety tips: Observe Food Safety While the outdoor condition at this time of year is ideal for camping, it also readily facilitates bacterial growth. The DEH urges campers to […]

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Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

| 28/02/2019 | 1 Comment

What are the units for the recyclables shipped from Cayman, ie per tonne, cubic foot or something else? Auntie’s answer: This question arose from a reader’s comment to a previous column on recycling (see Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?) which explained where goods such as plastics, cardboard and aluminium cans are shipped and how […]

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Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

| 20/02/2019 | 4 Comments

I attempt to recycle everything I can and even make product choices based on packaging. My question is, since all the recyclables are shipped off island for processing anyway, why are we only recycling types 1 and 2 of plastic through the DoE? Surely it would be to Cayman’s benefit to send everything we can […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019 | 10 Comments

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead? Auntie’s answer: This is a very timely question as the Department of Environmental Health […]

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Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?

Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?

| 24/01/2019 | 4 Comments

As the US reroutes their recycling to Southeast Asia, rumour has it that Cayman’s recycling (and possibly the rest of the Caribbean’s recycling) is being held in limbo or is costing the Cayman Islands Government more $$$ to ship off Island. I know you’ve answered questions about recycling before but could you find out where […]

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Parting ways with your Christmas tree

Parting ways with your Christmas tree

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

If you do not place your Christmas tree in one of the bins that the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has put out by their deadline, what are the options for dealing with the tree? Auntie’s answer: While I can’t really take issue with the 18 January cut-off date to drop off your Christmas tree, […]

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Recycling time for Christmas trees

Recycling time for Christmas trees

| 08/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): There is still time for Cayman Islands residents to take part in the Christmas tree recycling programme organised every year by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). The programme aims to reduce the amount of waste entering the George Town landfill by recycling natural Christmas trees into mulch.

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