Tag: Recycling

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019 | 9 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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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 out why not? They may be small, but both islands appear […]

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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 investigative research and let us know what happens to […]

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National Trust promotes green start to school

National Trust promotes green start to school

| 10/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the beginning of the school year, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has joined two initiatives to encourage students to recycle. The Trust is now a registered collection centre for the Crayola “ColorCycle” and Elmer’s “Glue Crew” recycling programmes. The initiative, which began 9 August, will continue throughout the […]

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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 recycle here because […]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018 | 15 Comments

With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? Auntie’s answer: I have not yet received a reply to your question from the Department of Environmental Health, but just this morning they sent out […]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 05/10/2017 | 27 Comments

I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recyclable one? I do take my […]

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Strata complexes need to help with recycling

Strata complexes need to help with recycling

| 28/03/2017 | 7 Comments

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 […]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments

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 importance of recycling. […]

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Complaint about state of recycling bins

Complaint about state of recycling bins

| 01/09/2016 | 6 Comments

On Monday, 15 August, I took my recycle bottles, cardboard and newspapers to the newly appointed collection stations, in particular Foster’s in Savannah and Hurley’s. At both locations the containers were overloaded and people forced to leave the recycled material in the open at the base of the containers. What happened to the collection and […]

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Community answers call to recycle phone books

Community answers call to recycle phone books

| 22/04/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Through this year’s “Yellow2Green” recycling programme, held for four weeks over February and March, people all across Cayman collected and handed in more than 21,000 used telephone directories. Since the initiative began more than five years ago, more than 170,000 directories have been recycled, keeping them out of the George Town landfill.

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Recycling and the Junk dumpsters

Recycling and the Junk dumpsters

| 07/03/2016 | 1 Comment

I very diligently collecting my glass, plastic, aluminium and paper/cardboard garbage for recycling, take it to the Junk dumpsters by Hurley’s, then, aside from glass, which is kept separately, dump all the bags into the same dumpsters. There are three of them, each marked for plastic, cans and paper. Wouldn’t it make more sense to […]

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CI Yacht Club goes green with blue bins

CI Yacht Club goes green with blue bins

| 14/07/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Yacht Club is offering a recycling drop-off location for the general public. Bins are available for cardboard, plastic, aluminium and glass, with the aim of helping to keep Cayman clean and green. Members of the public can drop off recyclables at clearly marked bins within the club, located at 164 Yacht […]

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