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(U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Bovoni Landfill will resume the acceptance of green waste and seaweed effective June 26 however, the ban is still in effect for the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix.

 

The St. Croix public is asked to hold green waste and seaweed until further notice. VIWMA staff and contractors are working expeditiously to make the necessary adjustments to safely accommodate green waste at the Anguilla landfill.

 

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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06/25/2020

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the St. Croix and St. Thomas community that green waste and seaweed are not be accepted at the Landfills.

 

Haulers are reminded not to dump mixed waste at the landfill as green waste commingled with solid waste could cause fires.  Waste haulers are asked to follow the instructions of landfill personnel.  Failure to follow established landfill policies, rules and instructions of VIWMA personnel and its contractors shall result in loss of disposal privileges. 

 

The public and haulers are asked to hold green waste and seaweed until further notice.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause and would like to thank the VIWMA staff, contractors and the public 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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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill remains closed to the public following an active fire that was reported at 8:04 pm, Friday, June 12. The fire was suppressed by the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) along with VIWMA staff and contractors at 7:14 pm, Saturday, June 13.

 

Solid waste haulers are advised that municipal solid waste shall be received at 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; your safety is of the utmost importance.  

 

The Authority will inform the public on the resumption of normal operations. We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes.  

 

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 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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(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 6 am Monday, June 15.  

 

Operations at the landfill were suspended when an active fire was reported at 8:04 pm, Friday, June 12. The fire was suppressed by the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) along with VIWMA staff and contractors at 7:14 pm, Saturday, June 13.

 

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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 (St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an active fire at the Anguilla Landfill reported at 8:04 pm, June 12, 2020.

 

Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) and VIWMA contractors and personnel are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. VIWMA advises the public and all haulers that landfill operations have been suspended. Haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resume.

 

Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize their exposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health, the environment and haulers utilizing the Landfill.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

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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