Press Releases

 

VIWMA ANGUILLA LANDFILL MULCH FIRE EXTINGUISHED

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the St. Croix community that the Anguilla Landfill fire has been extinguished. The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS), VIWMA contractors and personnel concluded fire suppression activities on Monday, October 15, 2018.

 


Normal operating hours will resume at the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill today, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff continue to monitor the impacted area and will provide updates on changes that may affect the public and haulers utilizing the Solid Waste Facilities.

 


It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provide updates that may affect public health and the environment.

 


The VIWMA would like to thank the VIFS, contractors and staff for their teamwork and commitment to getting the job done. We appreciate your dedication.

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 


For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

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10 16/18

 

VIWMA TRANSFER STATION AND LANDFILL ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the St. Croix community of the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill closure. The Facilities are temporarily closed today, Monday, October 15, 2018 due to heavy smoke caused by a fire which started in the mulch pile at the entrance of the facility on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

 


The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. We are asking residents to hold bulky waste at home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resume. The VIWMA will provide updates on any changes that may affect the public and haulers utilizing the Solid Waste Facilities.

 


It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health and the environment.

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 


For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

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10 15/18

 

VIWMA TEAM WORKING TO EXTINGUISH MULCH FIRE AT THE ANGUILLA LANDFILL ENTRANCE

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an active fire in the mulch section at the entrance of the Anguilla Landfill. The fire ignited on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at approximately 3am.

 


The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and staff are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. The VIWMA will provide updates on any changes that may affect the public and haulers from utilizing the Solid Waste Facility.

 


It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health and the environment.

 


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

 

 

 

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10 14/18

 

VIWMA ADVISES THE ST. THOMAS COMMUNITY OF THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF THE ABATTOIR BIN SITE

 

(St. Thomas, USVI) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises St. Thomas residents that effective Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the Abattoir bin site will be permanently closed. Residents are asked to utilize the Brookman or Nadir Bin sites.

 


The Authority would like to remind residents and businesses that only household waste is to be disposed of at the public bin sites and that illegal dumping is a crime. Persons found in violation of the Territory’s litter laws are subject to a fine of $1,000 and/or 180 days in jail.

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause and would like to thank the community for their 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..

 

 

 

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10 15/18

 

VIWMA GALLOWS BAY OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community that the Gallows Bay Office will be closed for the remainder of the day due to maintenance issues. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, October 05, 2018.

 


St. Croix residents are asked to contact the St. Thomas office at 340-715-9100 if assistance is needed.

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause and would like to thank the community for their 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..

 

 

 

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10 04/18

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