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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill remains closed to the public on Thursday, January 09, 2020, due to continued fire suppression activities at the site.

 

Solid waste haulers are advised that municipal solid waste shall be received sat the landfill from public bin sites and house to house collections only.  Drivers are asked to follow directions provided by VIWMA personnel and contractors. Failure to comply shall result in temporary suspension of disposal privileges, safety is of utmost importance.  

 

The Authority will inform the public when we resume normal operations. We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes.  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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1  09/20

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or Authority) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that a fire was reported at 2:30 am, Sunday, January 05, 2020 at the Anguilla Landfill.

 

The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) were immediately on the scene along with VIWMA contractors and staff. VIFS has brought in additional equipment to control the fire.

 

The fire is located on the southeast corner of the landfill and is under close supervision by the VIFS and other safety personnel.  Landfill operations have been suspended until further notice for the safety of the haulers and residents using the facility.

 

The VIWMA continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates on any changes that may affect public health and the environment.

 

The VIWMA would like to thank the VIFS, contractors and our staff for their teamwork and commitment to mitigating this situation. The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team would also like to thank the community for their 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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1  06/20

(St. Thomas) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise Team (VIWMA) advises the public work has started to replace a section of sewer line in Estate Ann’s Retreat. The collapsed sewer line crosses the road to The Valley and requires the contractors to excavate both lanes of traffic. Vehicles must detour around the area during the day. Road plates will be installed at the end of the day to facilitate the flow of traffic. The work began on December 10; the line replacement is expected to be completed by December 16. The road will be resurfaced following the repairs.

 

The section of sewer line being replaced has been in use for more than 40 years, according to the contractor. That original, decayed, clay pipe is being replaced by an SDR pipe designed specifically for sewer services.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide the information the community needs as well as reliable solid waste and waste water services. We would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation. 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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12  11/19

 (St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix will be closed to the public on Monday, January 06, 2020, due to continued fire suppression activities taking place at the site.

 

Solid waste haulers are advised that bin site and house to house refuse will be accepted at the Transfer Station while the top of the landfill will remain closed to minimize disruption to fire suppression activities.

 

The fire was reported at 2:30 am Sunday, January 05, 2020. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and personnel continue to work diligently to suppress the fire which is located on the southeast corner of the landfill.

 

The Authority will continue to provide updates on this situation. 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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01  06/20

(US Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of operation hours for the VIWMA’s solid waste facilities and administrative offices during the Christmas holidays.

 

St. Thomas / St. John

December 25th

January 1st

January 6th

Bovoni Landfill

Closed

Closed

6am – 4pm

Mandahl Conv. center

Closed

Closed

6am-4pm

Susannaberg Transfer Station

Closed

Closed

7am-3pm

 

 

St. Croix

December 25th

January 1st

January 6th

St. Croix Transfer Station

Closed

Closed

6am-4pm

Peters Rest Convenience Center

Closed

Closed

6am – 2pm

 

All administrative offices will be closed on December 25, January 1st and 6th. The management and staff of the VIWMA wishes everyone a joyful and safe holiday season. As you attend holiday gatherings with family and friends please be mindful to properly dispose of your trash and do not litter.

 

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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12  10/19

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