Integrated Solid Waste Management System



In November 2014 multi-national engineering company AMEC was awarded a consultancy contract to prepare a national strategy to determine the direction of solid waste management in the Cayman Islands for the next 50 years.

AMEC will also prepare an outline business case (OBC) and provide procurement support for an integrated solid waste management system (ISWMS) project that will be based on the strategy.

The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for the ISWMS was approved by Cabinet in May 2014. Members of the steering committee overseeing the project include representatives from the Ministry of Health, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Public Works Department, Public Health Department, Water Authority, Planning Department, and one private sector representative.

National Solid Waste Management Strategy

The draft National Solid Waste Management Strategy outlines key policies and objectives for the future management of solid waste and the delivery of an Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) within the Cayman Islands.

It also identifies important steps and actions that will be taken to deliver the ISWMS and in so doing, address the current unsatisfactory landfill situation. These actions will aim to improve the sustainability of all waste management practices, make increased use of waste as a resource, and ensure the protection of the Islands environment.

The document also systematically appraises long and short listed options for improvements in waste management, in order to determine which options CIG should seek to develop and deliver. These options cover a variety of areas ranging from recycling depot provisions through to the treatment of the residual waste that remains after recycling.

Public Consultation Begins on National Solid Waste Management Strategy

National Solid Waste Management Policy 2015

The future collection, treatment and disposal of waste in Cayman Islands will be underpinned by the National Solid Waste Management Policy (NSWMP) which has been established by the CIG. This sets out the vision, values and strategic directions for the delivery of a new ISWMS following a public consultation exercise undertaken in June/July 2015.