Solid waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing, and monitoring of solid waste materials. These are materials produced by direct or indirect human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment, and aesthetics.
Under the Public Health Law, the department is responsible for providing and operating waste disposal facilities which are capable of dealing with waste arising from within the Cayman Islands.
The solid waste section is responsible for the following activities:-
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) protects the public from environmental health related hazards through measures and activities including management of food hygiene and safety, laboratory services, district sanitation and rodent control, engineering and developmental control, solid and hazardous wastes including waste collection, recycling and disposal; and public education and promotion programmes.
DEH is regulated by two laws, the Litter Law and the Public Health Law and Regulations. There are no regulations for the Litter Law.
The Litter Law (1997 Revision)
Public Health Law (2002 Revision)
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