Press Releases

 

VIWMA REMINDS ALL ST. JOHN HAULERS OF SUSANNABERG TRANSFER STATION USAGE LIMITATIONS

 

(St. John, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team would like to remind the St. John Community that the Susannaberg Transfer Station no longer accepts waste from haulers because the site is being utilized for the management of debris from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Haulers are defined as individuals operating a business for profit whose vehicle/hauling body transports 5 yards or more of waste material. Haulers are required to transport their waste to the Bovoni Landfill.

 

Haulers who are found using the residential bin sites around the island to illegally dump waste will be fined. Fines may include the following: 1,000 hours of community service, 180 days imprisonment or a maximum fine of $1,000.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their 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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05 01/18

 

VIWMA BOVONI LANDFILL OPERATING SCHEDULE RESUMES TO REGULAR HOURS

 

(ST. THOMAS, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Bovoni Landfill will resume its regular operating hours effective Friday, April 20, 2018. The Landfill will be open on Sundays from 6:00am to 2:00pm and Mondays thru Saturdays from 6:00am to 4:00pm.

The Authority encourages Haulers to please take safety seriously and are reminded to please wear their safety vests. Safety violations may lead to suspensions.

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their 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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04 16/18

 

VIWMA TEAM TO PERFORM ROUTINE MANHOLE INSPECTIONS ON THE CATHERINE'S REST ROAD

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00am Wastewater Division crews will be performing inspection of the manholes along the Catherine’s Rest road. During inspection, manholes in the area will be opened, which may present nuisance odors. Deodorization will be administered locally during and after inspections to minimize impact to residents.

Residents with respiratory difficulties are advised to avoid the area. The motoring public is asked to traverse with caution and consider the use of alternate routes to avoid the impacted area.


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience 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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04 13/18

 

VIWMA ANNOUNCES UPDATED BOVONI LANDFILL SCRAP METAL SECTION OPERATING SCHEDULE

 

(ST. THOMAS, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the section of the Scrap Metal yard that collects and stores vehicles will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays and closed at 4:00pm daily.

Vehicles will only be accepted at the Scrap Metal section during the hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Fridays. Vehicles cannot be accepted outside of these hours. Vehicles that are left outside of these hours and placed on the landfill road pose a safety hazard as they obstruct passage and reduce traffic to one lane. 

This change would allow the Authority to gain better control of the road and provide a safer environment for our staff, large trucks, and other customers that utilize the landfill. Daily collection of other scrap metals, such as galvanize and white goods will continue to be collected in the scrap metal heap past the scale house.

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience 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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04 16/18

 

VIWMA TEAM RESTORES SERVICE TO LBJ PUMP STATION

 

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team reminds the community that on Thursday, April 05, 2018 at approximately 10:00am, the LBJ Pump Station went off-line due to a damaged component in the Motor Control Center (MCC). Although intermittent bypasses were experienced, the pump station returned to service on Friday, April 6, 2018 after corrective actions were taken.

The Authority continues to work diligently to provide reliability of operation at the pump station and advises residents with compromised immune systems to avoid standing water in the vicinity of King and Queen Cross Streets. Additionally, the motoring public is asked to traverse with caution in the vicinity of #1 King Cross Street (the back of the Government Parking Lot); motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid the potentially impacted area.


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience 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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04 10/18

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