A cleaner, greener Cayman Islands

A state-of-the-art energy recovery and recycling centre that will transform solid waste management in the Cayman Islands.

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About ReGen

We’re transforming the old George Town Landfill site

We can’t keep dumping our trash in the landfill. We need to find a better way to reuse and recycle more of the items we currently throw away, as well as finding new ways to use the waste that can’t be recycled.

A multimillion-dollar project is underway to turn the George Town Landfill site into a green space and build state-of-the-art infrastructure that, when finished, will improve recycling and turn materials that aren’t recycled into electricity to power our homes and businesses. ReGen will help create a cleaner and greener Cayman Islands, for the benefit of the whole community.

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Energy & Recycling Centre

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So long, Mt. Trashmore

The new facilities will be located immediately south-west of the existing George Town Landfill. Parts of it may be visible from neighbouring areas, but it is being designed to blend into the surrounding area.

The intent is for the remediated George Town Landfill to become a grassy hill that may eventually feature a public viewing area. The landfill may take a number of years to stabilise and monitoring programmes will determine its final use.

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Local impact

A green initiative for everybody in the Cayman community

Sustainable power

Sustainable power

Cayman’s trash will be used to generate approximately 9 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power over 2,000 homes and businesses in Grand Cayman.

Modern facilities

Modern facilities

ReGen will include a series of modern, efficient, clean and safe waste management facilities that will transform the way we handle our trash.

Reduced emissions

Reduced emissions

Remediating the existing landfill will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 23,000 tonnes a year, equivalent to removing more than 5,000 cars from our roads every year.

Protecting health

Protecting health

ReGen will be constructed and operated to the European Union Industrial Emissions Directive, which is considered the highest global standard.

Improved recycling

Improved recycling

New facilities for processing green waste, metal, household waste, and construction and demolition waste will allow more things to be recycled.

Green spaces

Green spaces

Remediating the George Town Landfill will turn the current waste mound into a green space that may one day feature a public viewing area.

Reduced landfilling

Reduced landfilling

Reduce, reuse, recycle and recover: with the capacity to divert up to 95% of our waste from being landfilled, ReGen is a sustainable way of managing our trash.

Economic impact

Economic impact

ReGen is expected to generate 300 construction jobs and up to 60 longterm skilled jobs throughout the life of the project.

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Energy recovery

Bottom ash processing

Construction & demolition waste processing

End-of-life vehicle and scrap metal recycling

Residual waste landfill

Materials recovery

Green waste processing

Household waste recycling

Medical waste processing

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Energy recovery and recycling for the Cayman Islands

ReGen is the infrastructure developed to support the implementation of the Cayman Islands Government’s National Solid Waste Management Strategy. It includes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and energy recovery with a focus on sustainability and environmental performance.

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How it works

Turning trash into electricity the sustainable way

1. Combusting

1. Combusting

The energy recovery facility will turn trash into electricity by combusting it at very high temperatures.

2. Steam

2. Steam

The heat is used to produce steam that drives a turbine to generate electricity, which is supplied to the grid.

3. Recycle

3. Recycle

After the garbage is completely burned, any leftover metals, such as steel or aluminium, will be recovered and recycled.

4. Filter emissions

4. Filter emissions

State-of-the-art technology scrubs emissions to European Union Industrial Emissions Directive standards.

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