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Published 17th November 2008, 10:43am

From Hazard Management Cayman Islandsí Joint Communications Services CB & LC: Community Reminders, Monday, 17 November 2008 Debris disposal: The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking residents of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to separate all debris into the following categories for disposal:

  • Vegetation or yard waste (trees, shrubs and other plant material)
  • Residential or household garbage
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Metals
Sorting garbage into categories is essential to facilitate proper and efficient waste management. Residential waste will be collected by the DEH at normally scheduled times on both islands. Other waste on Cayman Brac:
  • Vegetative waste should be brought to the open lot opposite Scottís Quarry.
  • All other waste (already separated into categories) should be taken to the current landfill site which will be open from 6am to 6pm.
An eight-man crew, using grab trucks, two garbage trucks and a bobcat, has already completed significant collection on the Bracís north coast. Anyone unable to transport bulk waste to the various sites is asked to leave it curbside, in separated piles, for pick up. Other waste on Little Cayman:
  • All items, except for residential garbage, should be sorted into the above-mentioned categories and disposed of at the islandís landfill.
For more information phone 916-1682, or contact Environmental Health Officer for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, Thomas Augustine at 916-4201. Generators Need a Break Too: Generators should not be run non-stop. Approximately every six hours, or as specified by instructions:
  • Shut off the generator,
  • Let it cool down for at least one hour, and
  • Check the oil and gasoline before restarting.
The Command Centre will be unable to replace generators damaged during careless use, so exercise care. Also, residents are reminded to take every safety precaution when using generators. These include:
  • Follow the instructions that come with your generator.
  • Never operate a generator indoors.
  • Never store gasoline or other fuels indoors, or near fuel-burning appliances such as natural-gas water heaters.
  • Remember to top up oil, to prevent generator burn out.
  • Always turn off the generator before refueling.
  • Do not allow children to operate, or be in contact with, your generator.
Nurturing the Youth: A joint effort by Community Development Officer Annie Rose Scott, the National Youth Commission, and the Ritz-Carlton has resulted in Eight Days of Light. This is a youth programme launched today at the Brac Youth Development Centre on Student Drive in Creek. The Monday to Monday venture will offer organised activities to youth aged 8-19 and will accommodate more than 100 participants. Transport will be provided, with pick up at roadside, starting at 8am. The programme will end at 5pm daily and the youngsters will be dropped off afterwards. Ten Ritz-Carlton naturalists from the Ambassadors of the Environment Jean-Michel Cousteau Programme will facilitate, along with other Ritz-Carlton personnel, Brac staffers, and other volunteers. Numerous fun and educational activities are planned. Call Annie Rose Scott at 916-7310 for more information, or call Jenny Manderson at the National Youth Commission, 916-3120, with other offers of aid for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman youth. Parents should also note that the Daycare Centre will also be open for toddlers.