November 19, 2019

The Editor speaks: It’s all ‘hope”, “anticipation”, “expected”, “most”, and “should”

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Whilst Mount Trashmore gets bigger and our garbage gets collected less we finally get an update from government on the proposed new waste cycling centre. Or more correct, the ISWMS facilities (Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), Composting facility, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC), End of Life (ELV)/Scrap Metals facility, Maintenance building, new Weigh Bridge facility, Construction […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Statement on progress of ISWMS negotiations

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Negotiations between CIG and the Preferred Bidder (PB) have been going well.  CIG and the PB have been in numerous meetings over the last year to get to the stage where we can finalize the ISWMS Contract and it has included the following: CIG and the PB have updated the technical layouts for the ISWMS […]

Tyre-shredding ends at Cayman Islands Landfill

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A project that shredded nearly 700,000 tyres stockpiled at the George Town landfill came to a close this morning (Wednesday, 18 July 2018), some 16 months after it began. During that time Island Recycling, and its partner company Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), shredded some 670,000 tyres, weighing in at approximately 6,700 metric tonnes, or 14.8 […]

Dart-led consortium is preferred bidder for Cayman Islands ISWMS contract

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A Dart-led consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) to be implemented in the Cayman Islands. ISWMS will replace the current landfill in George Town, which is nearing the end of its life. The new system is expected to process and divert up to 95 […]

Tyre-shredding operations begin at Cayman Islands landfill

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The shredding of more than half a million stockpiled tyres began officially at George Town landfill this morning (Tuesday, 21 March 2017). Island Recycling, and its partner company Guernsey Recycling Group (GRG), won the contract last year to shred the huge backlog of used tyres accumulated throughout more than a decade. Between eight and 10 […]

Lawyers contracted for final stages of Cayman Islands’ Waste Management Plan

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A contract was signed today (Tuesday, 24 January 2017) with a specialist legal team to take forward the plans for the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS). The contract is with law firms Maples and Calder from Grand Cayman and Burges Salmon from the United Kingdom. Based on a report by environmental consultancy firm […]

New recycling equipment to benefit Cayman Islands community

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New recycling equipment has arrived on Grand Cayman and is being installed to process materials from around the island. The equipment complements existing machinery, allowing for more efficient collection, storage, processing, compacting and shipping of recyclables collected from supermarket depots. This arrangement has been put in place by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) as […]

Cayman Islands Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) Outline Business Case Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is there an Outline Business Case (OBC)? The OBC assesses the overall affordability, implementation and delivery options for the Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) project. The OBC was prepared in accordance with UK Treasury Green Book standards, which set out the guidelines by which outline business cases are compiled. The OBC builds upon […]

Cayman Islands workers gearing up for ISWMS project

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Landfill and waste specialists were on-island last week assessing composition of household and commercial refuse for future phases of the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS). The outline business case for the ISWMS project was released last Monday (19 September 2016) detailing the state-of-the-art system which would replace the current landfill in George Town. […]

Public Private Partnership Recommended for Waste Management

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National solid waste management in the Cayman Islands would be best dealt with through a public private partnership (PPP), a draft outline business case has recommended. Prepared for the Cayman Islands Government by environmental consultancy company Amec Foster Wheeler, the outline business case (OBC) is now available for public review and comment. “I am very […]