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Cayman Islands government supplies more information on new garbage trucks at handing over ceremony

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Carter & truck_91The Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) handed over five new residential and commercial garbage trucks – out of an order of ten vehicles – to the Department of Environmental Health(DEH) at the DVES compound yesterday (Wednesday, 4 March 2015).

After more than a year of reduced garbage-collection capacity, the vehicles should be in service by the end of this week. The remaining five trucks are expected to arrive within a month.

At that time the full fleet will consist of three residential rear loader trucks, three front-loaders for commercial waste, three roll-on/roll-off trucks for commercial waste, and a grapple-truck.

DEH Director Roydell Carter says his team is “eager to immediately start providing a high standard of service again, and on a consistent basis”. Funding for the new trucks (costing CI$1.1million) came from the 2014-15 budget.

The trucks were tendered in accordance with the Central Tender Committee guidelines and procured by the DVES, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Culture.
In addition, a new waste compactor truck has recently supplemented operations at the landfill site.

Trucks & Group_8BRIEFING INFORMATION ON 5 NEW GARBAGE TRUCKS

All of the garbage trucks were tendered in accordance with the Central Tender Committee (CTC) guidelines and procured by the Department of Vehicle and Equipment services (DVES) on behalf of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Health and Culture for the Department of Environmental Health.

These trucks are in addition to the new Al Jon Waste Compactor unit which is now operational at the George Town landfill. The 10 new trucks will consist of 3 residential rear loader trucks (2 here now and 1 left to be ship next week); 3 Front Loader Trucks (all 3 here) for commercial waste; 3 Roll On / Roll Off Trucks (due to ship by end of March) for commercial waste; and 1 Grapple Truck (due to arrive in two weeks) for residential and commercial waste. Funding for the ten (10) new garbage trucks came from last year’s, 2014-15 budget.

Trucks Wide_99We have received 5 of the 10 new garbage trucks that have been procured as outlined below:

SUPPLIER: MC NELIUS TRUCKING, USA

PROCURED BY: DVES ON BEHALF OF MINISTRY OF HA, H&C FOR DEH

PERIOD OF SERVICE CONTRACT: 4 YEAR SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS

NUMBER OF TRUCKS RECEIVED: 5 TRUCKS OF THE 10 PROCURED NEW TRUCKS

DELIVERY OF OTHER 5 TRUCKS: ESTIMATED BY MARCH 31, 2015

COST AND VEHICLE DETAILS: SEE DETAILS IN TABLE BELOW

YEAR MAKE MODEL UNIT PRICE SIZE CATEGORY

2015 Mack MRU613E $296, 132.00 US 40 yds. Commercial Waste Collection

2015 Mack MRU613E $296, 132.00 US 40 yds. Commercial Waste Collection

2015 Mack MRU613E $296, 132.00 US 40 yds. Commercial Waste Collection

2015 Freightliner M2112 $210, 552.00 US 25 yds. Residential Garbage Collection

2015 Freightliner M2112 $210, 552.00 US 25 yds. Residential Garbage Collection

TOTAL COST: US$ 1,309,500 CI$ 1,096,706.00

NOTES

§ All garbage trucks are expected to be in service from this Friday, March 6, 2015 after completing necessary checks, licensing and staff training.

§ IMMEDIATELY – All commercial customers with front loading containers will be on normal schedules.

§ Residential Customers will consistently have their household waste collected earlier on their scheduled collection day.

§ The public will also benefit as all of the residential and commercial garbage trucks should be off the road by 12:30 p.m.

Credits: Information Officer Lennon Christian
Photo:
(From left) DVES Fleet Manager Ernest Ebanks, DVES Deputy Director Stephen Quinland, DVES Director Richard Simms, DEH Director Roydell Carter, Councillor Roy McTaggart, Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, Deputy Chief Officer Nancy Barnard, and DEH Fleet Foreman Colford Scott.

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