Metal Wreck Clean Up

This Project address the issue of wrecked metals: automobiles, SUV, pickups, minivans, vans, trucks, buses, and some other machinery, as well as wrecked metal containers that have remained abandoned on the streets and private properties of Sint Maarten since Hurricane Irma in 2017.

These metal wrecks present potential environmental and health risks to Sint Maarten including:

  • Pollution from oils, fuels, batteries, and other potentially hazardous fluids or materials that remain on or within the wrecks.
  • Wrecked metal that remains abandoned on the streets and within private properties can provide breeding grounds for vectors. These diseases pose a direct health risk for the population. In particular, mosquito bred diseases such as Zika and Dengue are a risk to public health and tourism.
  • Degradation of aesthetic value and loss of tourism and other business revenue.

The aim is to remove wrecked metal from the streets and private property, transport the wrecked metals to designated decommissioning/storage yards, and decommission the wrecked metals with the goal of transport off-island for environmentally safe disposal or recycling from all eight districts of Sint Maarten.

Once the ESMP is finalized, procurement documents will also be finalized and the procurement process will start during the 2nd Quarter of 2021.