(CMR) The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) would like to inform residents that “free mulch” is now available for collection at the West Bay Temporary Site until September 18, 2021.
Residents are invited to come out early and to bring their shovels and bags for the removal of the mulch from the temporary site located next to the Ed Bush Stadium. The material will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance will be provided to members of the public to load small vehicles on Saturdays only.
The DEH also reminded residents that the closure of the West Bay Temporary Site for collection of vegetative debris was Saturday, September 11, 2021. Following this date, persons are expected to take any materials to the George Town landfill as incoming vegetation waste will not be received at the site.
The last day to drop vegetation debris at the temporary site located in Prospect will be 18th September 2021. Meanwhile, the other three temporary sites located in Bodden Town, East End, and North Side will cease operations on Saturday 25th September 2021. Following these closure dates, persons are expected to take any materials to the George Town landfill.
The George Town Landfill operates from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and it is closed on Sunday. However, the landfill drop-off facility at the gate will remain accessible for the public and small vehicles 24 hours per day.
DEH Director Richard Simms indicated that “the cooperation from members of the public has been great and continues to be critical to ensure the efficiency and success in the operation of the temporary vegetation debris sites. Our staff members have also been working long hours to complete this clean-up exercise. Now is time to redirect our efforts to the ordinary operations of the department as we prepare for the annual Bulk Waste Collection, which traditionally takes place before the Christmas season.”
The DEH is also reminding residents of the importance of no smoking at the debris site in order to prevent bush fires.
Additional information is available from the DEH at 949-6696. Individuals may also send an email to [email protected], visit DEH’s website at www.deh.gov.ky or message its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DEHCaymanIslands.