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
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.