Press Releases

(St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the St. Thomas community of delays in solid waste collection affecting house-to-house pickup and waste collection at the bin sites.

 

The VIWMA asks the St. Thomas community for patience as we resolve the situation. The Authority is committed to providing reliable services to the public and would like to thank the community for your patience and cooperation.

 

For additional information, contact the Division of Education and 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 Twitter.

 

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07/19/2020

(St. Thomas, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team and contractors are working diligently to address overflowing manholes on Nadir road in the vicinity of the Clinton Phipps Racetrack. The Authority advises residents to avoid standing water and overflow in the impacted area.

 

Normal flow of the sewer line has been restricted due to a blockage caused by grease and debris, resulting in the overflow.  Contractors began cleaning the area and performing corrective action as of Wednesday, July 15. The repairs are expected to be completed within two weeks. The motoring public is advised to traverse the area with caution or consider the use of alternate routes as traffic flow may be reduced to one lane.

 

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



For additional information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-643-0410 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

 

 

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07/15/2020

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of the hours of operation for the VIWMA’s facilities and administrative offices in observance of the Emancipation Day and Fourth of July Holidays.

 

LANDFILLS, TRANSFER STATIONS (TS) and CONVENIENCE CENTERS (CCs)

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All administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of this holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6, 2020.

 

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority’s management and staff wishes everyone a happy and safe Emancipation Day and Fourth of July.

 

For more information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-643-0410 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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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers of the resumption of operations at the Anguilla Landfill beginning Friday, July 10.

 

Operations at the landfill were suspended when an active fire was reported at 6 am, Thursday July 9. The fire was suppressed by the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) along with VIWMA staff and contractors.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team thanks the VIWMA staff, contractors and the VIFS for helping us put safety first.  For more information, contact the Division of Communications Management at 340-643-0410 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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07/09/2020

(St. John, USVI) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise Team advises residents on St. John who utilize the residential bin site located at the Supreme Corner, the site will be permanently closed effective July 3, 2020.  Area residents are encouraged to dispose their household trash at the Grunwald, Bethany or Pastory bin sites.  The Authority will remove the Supreme Corner bin and clean up the area.

 

The Authority reminds residents and businesses that only household waste can be disposed of at public bin sites. It is illegal for any business to dispose their commercial waste at pubic bin sites. Business owners must employ a permitted hauler to collect and dispose their waste. Violations are subject to a fine of $1,000 or 180 days in jail.

 

The way local businesses and residents dispose their waste affects the beauty of our islands. Remember, “Its’ our home! Lets’ keep it clean!” To report illegal dumping, call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience the closure of this bin site may cause and would like to thank the community in advance for their cooperation.

 


For more information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-643-0410 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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06/30/2020

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