JULY 2008

Cayman Islands accepted bids to purchase scrap metal

The government of the Cayman Islands sought tenders (bids) for the purchase of scrap metals accumulated by the Department of Environmental Health at the George Town Landfill for the Department of Environmental Health’s (DEH) Solid Waste Unit.

Interested parties obtained Invitation to Bid documents from the Department of Environmental Health, Grand Cayman. The closing date for submission of bids was July 4, 2008.

The scrap metals have been separated as part of a program to divert them from the other solid waste at the George Town Landfill and to increase the Cayman Island’s recycling rate to ensure that recyclable materials are recycled.

The scrap metal piles cover approximately 3 acres with an average height of 13 feet. There are already approximately 4,000 tons of baled metals apart from the scrap metals.

A portion of the scrap metals has been partially sorted to separate the ferrous and non-ferrous components. There are also 2,000 (estimated) scrap vehicles on the site.