The Environmental Health Department (EHD) is an arm of the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health. One of the functions of the EHD is solid waste management which includes the solid waste disposal sites throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Environmental Health Department would like to inform the general public especially the residents of Wheeland, that the fire that was intentionally lit on Saturday February 2nd, 2019 at the Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site has been completely extinguished effective Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.
The following upgraded measures were implemented at the site:
- Security Patrol the site every half hour (previously security patrolled hourly)
- Repairs to the fence
- Additional Nightly Monitoring by Equipment Provider/Operator and EHD
EHD along with its stakeholders has worked around the clock to address and extinguish all fires at the Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site.
The Tender Notice for the Management and Operations of the Providenciales and Grand Turk Landfills is currently out and the Department should have a contract signed and implemented by April 1st, 2019.
EHD would like to thank domestic and Providenciales International Airport Fire Services, DECR, equipment providers, equipment operators and other stakeholders who assisted in bringing the fire under control and extinguishing same. We also would like to thank the general public for their assistance.
We wish to assure the public that we are committed to safeguarding public health while also creating an environment that is healthy and aesthetically pleasing to both residents and visitors to enjoy.
Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site Feb 10, 2019
Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site Feb 16, 2019
Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site Feb 19, 2019