Press Releases

VIWMA ADVISES COMMUNITY OF THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BROOKMAN BIN SITE

 

(St. Thomas, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community of the temporary closure of the Brookman Bin Site. The VIWMA and Department of Public Works are working to clean the area of illegally dumped motor and cooking oil.

The Authority is requesting residential users of that bin site to utilize the Nadir, Thomasville, or Bolongo Bin Sites and Bovoni Landfill pending completion of clean-up. 

The Authority reminds businesses that it is illegal to dispose of motor and cooking oil at residential bin sites.  Virgin Islands law requires businesses to contract a licensed and approved hauler to dispose of their waste oil. Violators are subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and/or 180 days imprisonment.

Illegal dumping is harmful to human health and the environment.

The VIWMA thanks the community for their cooperation and patience.


To report a solid waste or wastewater emergency, call the VIWMA 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

For more information, contact the Education and Communications Management Division 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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11/18/2020

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the public that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill closed at noon on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 due to recent heavy rains which have caused hazardous road conditions at the facilities. The Authority is monitoring the weather conditions and will inform the public when regular working hours resume.

 

Residents are asked to secure their household waste and contracted haulers are asked to hold municipal solid waste until further notice.  The Authority puts the safety of our staff, contracted haulers and the public first. We thank the public for their patience and understanding.

 

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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11/11/2020

VIMA ANNOUNCES OPERATION SCHEDULE FOR VETERAN'S DAY

 

(US Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community of hours of operation for solid waste facilities and administrative offices in observance of Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.

 

ISLAND

DATE

FACILITY

HOURS OF OPERATION

St. Thomas

Nov. 11

Bovoni Landfill

6 am – 2:30 pm

 

Nov. 11

Mandahl Convenience Center

6 am – 2 pm

St. John

Nov. 11

Susannaberg Transfer Station

7 am to 2:30 pm

St. Croix

Nov. 11

Anguilla Landfill

7 am – 2:30 pm

 

Nov. 11

Peters Rest Convenience Center

6 am – 2 pm

All administrative offices will be closed.  Regular business hours will resume on November 12, 2020.

Residents on St. Croix who receive house to house trash pickup in the Sion Hill, Tan Tan Terrace, Sion Farm, Estate Rattan South, Constitution Hill and Anna’s Hope areas provided by Bates Trucking, are notified your Wednesday November 11 pick up has been rescheduled to November 12.

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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11/09/2020

VIWMA ADVISES COMMUNITY OF SEWER SYSTEM STORM SURGE AND OVERFLOWING MANHOLES

 

(U.S.V.I.) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community that due to inclement weather the sewer collection system is experiencing a large inflow of storm water, which may cause overflows in low-lying areas. The flow of rainwater and storm water entering the sewer system may exceed the pumping capacity at various pump stations that pump sewage from residential and business systems to the wastewater treatment plants. Once the rain and storm water run-off subside, the sewer collection system will continue to be impacted until the pumping capacity returns to normal.


Motorists are asked to use extreme caution when traversing through flooded roadways during and after the storm to avoid 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 to report sewer overflows by calling our 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784). The VIWMA staff and contractors continue to work diligently to provide reliable services and 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/or Twitter.   

 

 

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11/11/2020

(St. Thomas, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community of an overflow at the Nana pump station and mechanical failure at the Bournefiled pump station, which occurred at approximately 1:00 pm, Friday, November 06, 2020. The Bournefield pump station has since been taken offline for repairs.

VIWMA staff and contractors will be working diligently into the weekend to bring both facilities back online. The Authority will continue to keep the community abreast of repair progress.  

Traffic will not be impacted, as berms will be placed in the area to reduce any environmental impacts. Residents with impacted immune systems or respiratory conditions are asked to avoid the area until repairs are complete.

The VIWMA thanks the community for their cooperation and patience.

 
To report a solid waste or wastewater emergency, call the VIWMA 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

For more information, contact the Education and Communications Management Division 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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11/06/2020

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