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Published 14th November 2008, 6:46pm

From Hazard Management Cayman Islands' Joint Communications Service (JCS) Friday, 14 November, 6:00 p.m. Do Not Burn Debris The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is discouraging residents, particularly those in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, from burning garbage or yard waste. DEH Director Roydell Carter noted that burning garbage is a fire hazard with all the debris lying around, and smoke worsens the condition of persons with respiratory illnesses such as asthma. He instead reiterated that persons should separate debris into categories for disposal or pick up by DEH staff. Separate Garbage Residents are urged 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
  1. Residential waste will be collected by the DEH at normally scheduled times on both islands.
  2. Other waste on Cayman Brac:
    • Vegetative waste should be brought to the open lot opposite Scott's Quarry.
    • All other waste (already separated into categories) should be taken to the current landfill site.
    Anyone unable to transport bulk waste to the various sites is asked to leave it curbside, in separated piles, for pick up.
  3. Other waste on Little Cayman:
    • All items, except for residential garbage, should be sorted into the above-mentioned categories and disposed of at the island's landfill.