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(US Virgin Islands) In May, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Environmental Enforcement Officers issued twenty-six (26) citations to residents who violated disposal regulations at several bin sites on St. Croix.

 

Citations were issued for:

  • Leaving household or green waste on the ground instead of depositing it in the bins,  
  • Traveling without properly securing waste with a tarp thus allowing trash to be blown into the public streets; including but not limited to,
  • Illegal dumping of used tires.

 

Illegal dumping carries a $1,000 fine for each violation; the Authority’s Officers will remain vigilant and issue citations to violators.  The Authority reminds residents to place trash in its proper place to preserve the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands. The VIWMA will also continue to educate the public on proper disposal methods.

 

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(St. Thomas, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of the resumption of operations  at the Bovoni Landfill beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 6 am.  At this time, only household waste will be accepted; the community is asked to please hold seaweed, green waste and metals until further notice.

 

The Bovoni Landfill closed on Monday, June 8 at 8:20 am due to an active fire that originated in the metals section.  VIWMA staff and contractors reported metals, including junked cars, were being processed for removal when a vehicle ignited causing the fire.

 

The fire was suppressed at 6:30 pm with the assistance of the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS), VIWMA staff and contractors Sleepy’s Trucking and A-9.  The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and St. Thomas Rescue supported the firefighting efforts.

 

The public is strongly urged to remove engine fluids, batteries and tires from vehicles prior to disposal to prevent accidental fires and protect the environment from spills.

 

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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(US Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of the hours of operation for the VIWMA's facilities and administrative offices in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

 

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

On Memorial Day municipal solid waste disposal at the following facilities will adhere to the following operating hours:

  • Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix will be open 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas will be open 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Susannaberg Transfer Station on St. John will be open 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Peter’s Rest Convenience Center on St. Croix will be open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Mandahl Convenience Center on St. Thomas will be open 6:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

All administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 

 

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority's management and staff joins the community in its observation of this reverent day in our nations’ history.

 

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(US Virgin Islands) On Friday, May 29, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or “Authority”) organized a teleconference call with solid waste haulers after being alerted to the possibility of a planned work stoppage.  During the call haulers voiced their frustration with outstanding accounts payable.  The haulers, as well as their counterparts on St. Thomas and St. John, have set a tentative date of Monday, June 8, 2020 to begin the action.

 

The VIWMA will continue to talk with haulers and government officials and remain optimistic that these conversations will be effective in averting a job action. 

 

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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 in the scrap metals section at the Anguilla Landfill. The fire was observed and reported to the Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS) at 2:36 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020.

 

VIWMA staff and contractors reported metals, including junked cars, were being processed for removal when a vehicle ignited causing the fire which quickly spread in the metal section.

 

VIFS, VIWMA contractors and personnel are collaborating and working expeditiously to bring the fire under control.  Landfill operations have not been affected; however, the scrap metal section of the facility is closed until further notice.  The public is reminded to remove all engine fluids prior to disposal, preventing accidental fires and protecting the environment from spills.

 

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

 

For more information, contact the Office of 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/or Twitter.

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