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(US Virgin Islands) October 21, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or the Authority) reminds the general public, as well as commercial haulers, to cover loose waste in their personal truck beds and on all commercial vehicles when driving on Virgin Islands’ roads.

 

According to Virgin Islands Code, Title 19 Chapter 56 § 1563, “No person shall haul or transport loose waste such as paper, rags, ashes or other material of such kind as to be subject to be blown about by the wind or otherwise scattered in such manner as to litter the streets or other public places.”

 

Failure to comply can result in fines of $ 1,000.00 for each offense or imprisonment for up to 180 days or both.

 

The VIWMA is imploring our community to do all they can to keep our islands free of litter and trash and join us in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint.

 

To report illegal dumping call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

 

For more information, contact the VIWMA Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

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10  11/19

(St. Croix, USVI) – October 10, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the fire which was reported on Tuesday, October 8th at Anguilla Landfill has been suppressed and normal operations have resumed as of 1pm Wednesday, October 9th. The Landfill stands ready to accept commercial and public Solid Waste including metals, however no green waste will be accepted at this time.

 

Haulers contracted to collect commercial solid waste, household waste, as well as waste from public bin sites have also resumed normal operations. The public is asked to exercise patience as there may be slight collection delays with house-to-house pickups. Haulers are asked to exercise caution at the landfill and follow the instructions of the landfill personnel.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience derived from the recent landfill closure. We thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

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10  11/19

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and personnel continue to work diligently to suppress the fire reported at the Anguilla Landfill on Tuesday October 8 at approximately 9:55 a.m.

 

The Authority advises the public and all solid waste haulers that the Anguilla Landfill is currently closed to minimize disruption to fire suppression activities.

 

Residents and commercial haulers are asked to refrain from accessing the Landfill until normal operating hours resume. The Authority will continue to provide updates that may affect public health, the environment, and haulers utilizing the Anguilla Landfill.

 

Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize their exposure to smoke as wind directions change.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter

  

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10  07/19

(St. Croix, USVI) – October 10, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the fire which was reported on Tuesday October 8 at Anguilla Landfill has been suppressed and normal operations have resumed as of 1pm Wednesday, October 9. The Landfill stands ready to accept commercial and public Solid Waste including metals, however no green waste will be accepted at this time.

 

Haulers contracted to collect commercial solid waste, household waste, as well as waste from public bin sites have also resumed normal operations. The public is asked to exercise patience as there may be slight collection delays with house to house pickups. Haulers are asked to exercise caution at the landfill and follow the instructions of the landfill personnel.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience derived from the recent landfill closure. We thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation

 

.If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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10  10/19

(US Virgin Islands) October 7, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or the Authority) reminds all business owners they must employ a permitted hauler or become a permitted hauler to dispose of their waste. This is according to VI Code Title 19 Chapter 56 § 1555 (e) and (b).

 

It is illegal for any business to dispose their commercial waste at public bin sites. All commercial waste must be transported to the landfills.

 

The Authority is authorized to issue permits for commercial waste collection and transportation, provided the applicant meets all lawful requirements. Failure to obtain a permit will result in a fine of $1,000.00 for each offense, imprisonment for up to180 days, or both.

 

To complete a permitted hauler application, or to obtain a list of permitted haulers, call VIWMA at 340-715-9100 on St. Thomas, 340-774-2141 on St. John or 340-712-4962 on St. Croix.

 

The way our local businesses dispose of their waste affects the beauty of our islands and our collective efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. To report illegal dumping call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

 

For more information, contact the VIWMA Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

  

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09  20/19

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