Waste management has been a political discussion point for many decades in the Cayman Islands. The predominant solutions discussed by Governments have been:
- the remediation of the current site,
- procurement of an alternative location,
- use of Waste to Energy for new waste processing,
- mining the existing garbage for energy recovery, and
- increased recycling and education.
Some of the political discussion around these different solutions has been captured in the Hansard of the Cayman Islands Government, which records the minutes of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly.
2012 Notes on prior landfill discussions in Grand Cayman (1980 - 2012)
Authors: Cayman Islands Hansard
As part of its review of existing material related to the history of landfill discussion in Cayman, Dart Realty compiled relevant excerpts from the Cayman Islands Hansard from 1980 - 2012.DOWNLOAD
1993 Throne Speech
The 1993 Throne Speech indicated that a sanitary survey of all waste premises would be conducted that year. The collected data was intended to develop policies and processes to improve the standard of environmental health. The speech said the Grand Cayman Solid Waste Plan was being considered by Government and a decision would shortly be made on the siting of a new processing facility. Consideration was being given to the feasibility of privatizing some elements of the Plan.DOWNLOAD