CEPEP means Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme.
The CEPEP Company Limited, an Agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is one of the main pillars in the National strategy for development of the Green Economy of Trinidad and Tobago. It is responsible for managing the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) with its head office located in Ste. Madeleine. CEPEP focuses on environmental protection, enhancement and beautification in service areas known as environmental work areas (EWAs). At the community level, CEPEP seeks to enlighten communities on the need to improve and protect the environment. The programme is organized on the basis of contractual work in EWAs, where contracting companies are responsible for recruiting and managing workers to achieve targets. The programme also presents the opportunity for contractor and employee development.
CEPEP adds value to communities. The presence of CEPEP in a community has the following benefits:
- Environmental protection and enhancement of the community,
- Employment opportunities and income earning capability for indigent citizens,
- Generation of small business entrepreneurs,
- Provision of opportunity for purposeful training
(The CEPEP Company Limited signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with institutions such as College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) and National Training Agency (NTA) for CEPEP workers to have the opportunity to obtain technical and vocational skills. An MoU was also signed with National Entrepreneurship Development Company (NEDCO) for contractors to have access to financial literacy training),
- Community partnering through social responsibility initiatives such as repairing or building homes, cleanups and donations to community members in need.
You can call our office at 698-CPEP (2737) or visit during the hours of 8am to 4pm for more information. Individuals seeking employment may apply to any contracting company in his/her environmental work area (EWA).
Individuals seeking employment through this programme should:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be unemployed
- Reside within the communities in which they wish to be employed
Visit our About Us page on the website to learn more.
Dead Animal Removal Team (DART)
Calls can be made to the public DART line at 800-DART
Currently, there are two (2) DART teams.
Teams are deployed to retrieve dead animals via calls made from the public to the Dart Line (800–DART).
Teams also retrieve dead animals via observation whilst maneuvering through their respective routes.
One DART team is responsible for the East-West Corridor while the second team is responsible for the entire area covering north to south. Teams alternate routes on a monthly basis.
Working hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
No, the teams do not work on weekends.