Debris Clean Up Great Guana Cay

Attention Guana Cay Residents and Home Owners:

There has been some confusion about Samaritan’s Purse and the Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation debris clean up now underway on Great Guana Cay. The information below will clarify the debris clean up undertaking.

The arrangement is that the Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation that Mike Puopolo is helping is funding Samaritans Purse to be on Guana Cay. Samaritan’s Purse has contracted out the equipment and equipment operation of this project to Mosco Construction. Samaritan’s Purse is also providing an onsite project manager and 10 to 15 volunteer workers that assist not only in the clean-up, but also in cleaning the trash from the brush, helping to fix the houses that they stay in, and more. TheRebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation is providing free demolition, removal, and disposal of any storm debris for any residence, which is the primary residence of Bahamians on Guana Cay. Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation offering to provide all or a portion of these services for a fee to other property owners. Second homeowners and Bahamians with multiple residences would fit that category.


If you have sorted your debris into burnable and non-burnable items, you may decide to have Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation get rid of all, or only the non-burnable. Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation has a large chipper on the way that will grind the burnable into mulch that would go right back into the brush, or into a pile. If that is of interest to you, please ask Mike Puopolo If you have completed the form on the Great Guan Cay Foundations website, there is no need to do so again.


Rebuild Great Guana Cay Foundation is not using bins, but are loading dump trucks at your site with equipment. The dump trucks drive to a staging area near Landing point in Dolphin Beach, where it is unloaded and broken into smaller, more compact pieces. When the barge is at the landing point, we load the dump trucks with the compacted debris and take them onto the barge where they dump. We put about 750 tons of waste on the barge and then tugboat over to Marsh Harbour. In Marsh Harbour, the barge is unloaded into dump trucks, and they travel 8 miles to a landfill.


The price that you get from me will include the above. Please let me know if you have any questions that I have missed or new ones.


We hope this helps to clarify the debris clean-up program.

Mike Puopolo’s contact is



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