George Town Landfill Reports & Information

CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDIES

Two case studies are particularly informative to the waste management situation in the Cayman Islands.The first reviews an on-going project in Belgium that is addressing the possibility of “Enhanced Landfill Mining”. There are differing opinions on the potential benefits of mining the GTLF in order to recover materials for recycling and to recover energy from the materials that are not recyclable through waste to energy. The Belgian study addresses the technical and economic factors that come into play. The second study concerns the waste management system in Bermuda where a capacity crisis at the only landfill in the country resulted in the establishment of an integrated waste management system that includes Waste to Energy and recycling. The similarities between Bermuda and Grand Cayman make this an especially relevant case study.

CASE STUDIES: BERMUDA

Waste to Energy (without mining) has been employed in Bermuda since the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility was commissioned in 1994. The similarities between Bermuda and the Cayman Islands suggest that it would be very worthwhile to look carefully at their experience as part of the decision-making process in the Cayman Islands.  As well as Tynes Bay, the Bermuda Waste Management infrastructure includes a Material Recovery Facility, a composting facility, a special wastes  and hazardous waste programme, curbside recycling and a marine fill site. They are also faced with a significant landfill remediation programme right in the middle of a highly populated area. The Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility employs well proven and reliable moving grate mass burn technology developed by the Swiss company Von Roll Ltd. This is the same technology that Wheelabrator would have employed had the Cayman Islands Government decided to further the negotiations with that firm.  DRCL met with the same Waste to Energy technology provider before this firm was engaged by Wheelabrator and determined that a smaller modular mass burn facility, presented in the DRCL backed proposal would serve Cayman better and be more competitive in cost.  

 


2009, Presentation by Martin Edelenbos P.Eng - Solid Waste Manager, to the Rotary Club of Bermuda

This presentation provides an overview of waste management in Bermuda in 2009, including operational costs and volume of materials managed.

 

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A waste disposal directory

Shows residents and businesses disposal and recycling options for various types of materials.

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Recycling Volumes 2011/12

Material diverted from disposal through BDA Recycling Initiatives.

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Tynes Bay Waste To Energy Facility

A description of the facility and operations

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