Press Releases

 

VIWMA TEAM ADVISES ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN RESIDENTS OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DELAYS

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the St. Thomas and St. John community that there has been a delay in the collection of municipal solid waste in the following districts:

 

St. Thomas House-to-House (H2H or curbside) collection service:
▪ Old Tutu
▪ Anna’s Retreat & Parry Road
▪ Tutu Valley
▪ New Tutu/Lime Street
▪ Hidden Valley

St. John curbside bin collection service:
▪ Coral Bay
▪ Cruz Bay

 

The delay is due to the mechanical breakdown of the contractor’s equipment. The authority is working expeditiously to get solid waste collection services back on schedule.

 

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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09 18/18

 

VIWMA TEAM WORKING TO PERMANENTLY CEASE BYPASS IN ANNA'S RETREAT

 

(ST. THOMAS, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an ongoing bypass located at 392 Anna’s Retreat (Four Winds) in the vicinity of On the Run Service Station and Splash and Dash Car Wash. The Authority and its contractor have installed a temporary pump around system to minimize the bypass; however, permanent repairs will be undertaken in the incoming weeks to cease the bypass.

 

The VIWMA advises residents to avoid standing water in the impacted area. Additionally, the motoring public is asked to traverse with caution.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team apologizes for the inconvenience and continues to work diligently to provide reliable service. We 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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09 17/18

 

VIWMA TRANSFER STATIONS AND LANDFILLS WILL REMAIN OPEN AS TROPICAL STORM ISAAC APPROACHES

 

(St. Croix, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) would like to inform the community that both the St. Croix and Susannaberg Transfer Stations, and the Anguilla and Bovoni Landfills will remain open. VIWMA administrative offices will also remain open for business.

 

The Authority will continue to keep residents informed of any scheduling changes that may arise.

 

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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09 12/18

 

VIWMA TEAM PROVIDES UPDATE ON THE ST. CROIX TRANSFER AND LANDFILL OPERATIONS SCHEDULE

 

(St. Croix, VI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team would like to inform the community and waste haulers that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill will remain open today Friday, September 14th, but will be closed on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th due to inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

The Authority anticipates normal operating hours to resume on Monday, September 17, 2018. In the interim, we are asking the public and all haulers to hold onto their waste.

 

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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09 14/18

 

VIWMA ANNOUNCES PRE-STORM WASTE DISPOSAL GUIDELINES

 

(St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises all residents and visitors to dispose of all household waste at the waste disposal bin sites throughout the islands to allow for the VIWMA and their contractors to empty the bins prior to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac.

 

Residents are reminded to clear their homes and yards of any debris that could become air-borne, to remove any loose or low-hanging branches, and to secure any outdoor furniture, gas cylinders or other items prior to the arrival of any major inclement weather.

 

Solid Waste Guidelines:
Residents using the Territory’s transfer stations and landfills are asked to follow the directives of the staff at the site.

 

Residents are encouraged to take their bulk and yard waste and scrap metal directly to the Convenience Centers (CCs), transfer stations or landfills.

 

As a reminder, all appliances, such as refrigerators or stoves, bulk waste, such as bedding and furniture, yard waste, and hazardous waste, such as medical or liquid waste, construction and demolition debris, and other unacceptable waste are not accepted at the bin sites and must be taken directly to the transfer stations or landfills.

 

Businesses are reminded that their waste is to be taken directly to the landfill or transfer station by a licensed and permitted waste hauler. Any business found utilizing a public bin site for disposal of commercial waste will be cited.

 

Wastewater Guidelines:
Residents are advised that due to the expected inclement weather the sewer collection system may experience a large inflow of storm water into the system which may cause overflows in certain areas. The flow of rain water and storm water entering the sewer system may exceed the pumping capacity at various pump stations which pump sewage from residential and business systems to the wastewater treatment plants. After the rain and the storm water run-off subsides, the sewer collection system may continue to be impacted.

 

Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when traversing through flooded roadways during and after the storm to avoid potential and known areas of manhole overflows. Residents are asked to avoid areas with standing waters. Persons with impacted immune systems are especially reminded to avoid all flood areas.

 

Residents are asked report illegal dumping or sewer overflows by calling of 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784). 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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09 12/18

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