December 6, 2021

Cayman: DEH seeks patience for garbage collection

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Grand Cayman, October 29, 2021 – The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is seeking the public’s patience and understanding as residential garbage collection services experiences may be delay in some areas due to a small number of staff members having to go into quarantine.

Mr. Richard Simms, DEH Director explained that the current rise of COVID-19 cases in the Cayman islands is starting to impact the Department’s garbage collection schedules as some members of staff have been mandated to isolate. “We are seeing a trickle effect with DEH persons having to quarantine. However, we are committed to give continuation to our weekly routine. We will always seek to make our collections on time, but we recognize that some routes may be delayed by a day or so”, he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Michael Haworth, Assistant Director Solid Waste has reiterated the DEH pledge to ensure the health and safety of all its employees and the members of the public they serve. “We are doing all we can in terms of minimizing risk in the workplace. We have COVID-19 protocols in place for employees to protect themselves and co-workers. Nevertheless, DEH staff like everyone else have families and homes and are not immune to community spread”, he concluded.

For any additional information, please call the DEH at 949-6696, send an email to [email protected], visit the DEH’s website  and its Facebook page at

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