Cayman Islands Prepare Waste Tyre Tender

The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health is preparing another public tender to get rid of a pile of used tyres at the country’s George Town dump. This will be the fifth attempt to find someone willing to process and remove the tyres as promptly as possible. Developers behind the proposed $360 million Ironwood community and golf resort say they would take the tyres to use for their 18-hole Arnold Palmer course but they haven’t previously responded to a tender.

Past requests for proposals to process and remove the thousands of tyres, responsible for a massive fire last year, were seeking payment but the last bid was looking for only nominal costs to be covered and for someone to simply get rid of them as quickly as possible.

The government is looking for an immediate response and DEH Director Roydell said that he is hoping that the forthcoming tender will result in the removal of, or the beginning of the processing them on site immediately.

“A new Request for Proposals for the used tyres at the landfills will be published within the next two weeks,” he explained. “It is still anticipated that the used tyres will be processed (on or off-island) as promptly as possible. We are hoping that this time around a successful tenderer will be found to do the job.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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