(CMR) The landfill remains closed as of today until further notice due to a fire that started Sunday morning.
The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue to work together to extinguish a fire in the George Town Landfill which started yesterday morning, September 22, 2019.
CIFS crews have remained at the landfill site overnight where excavations have revealed a deep-seated waste fire.
CIFS crews will continue to work with DEH colleagues to fully resolve this incident and therefore minimize the chance of re-ignition. There is no risk to public safety at this time with little or no visible smoke as response operations continue throughout today.
Until these assessments are concluded, the landfill site will be closed to customers until further notice.
For those needing to drop off waste today the landfill container drop off at the front gate will remain in operation.
However, whilst additional equipment and personnel are deployed to service the gate containers customers are advised to expect delays.
If possible, customers are advised to avoid attending the landfill until further advice is given.