Press Releases

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the Anguilla Landfill is temporarily closed due to slippery road conditions caused by torrential rains affecting St. Croix. 

 

Haulers are asked to hold waste until officially notified of the resumption of operations at the landfill. The Authority will continue to keep the community abreast of the situation.

 

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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07/30/2020

(St. Croix) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill has lifted the ban on green waste, seaweed and metals. These wastes can now be taken to the landfill during regular working hours;  weekdays, 6 am to 2:30 pm and on weekends 6 am to 12 noon.

 

Businesses are hereby reminded; it is against the law for waste generated at commercial establishments to be deposited at residential bin sites.  Commercial waste must be taken to the landfill for disposal.  Additionally, bulk waste, including mattresses, appliances, furniture and other large items are prohibited at the residential bin sites and must be disposed of at the landfill.

 

Improperly disposed propane tanks pose a fire hazard at the landfill. Prior to disposal all propane tanks must be emptied, depressurized and de-capped. These regulations apply to all propane tanks, including those attached to vehicles or appliances, as well as campfire propane tanks. Residents can dispose of unwanted propane tanks by returning them to the propane company or have a professional depressurize the tank. Tanks are disposed of in the metals section of the landfill.  

 

To report illegal dumping, please call the 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).  It’s our home! Let’s keep it clean!

 

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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07/24/2020

(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 announces the removal of the residential waste bin at Nadir.  The bin will be removed while repairs to manholes are ongoing.  Crews are presently clearing and cleaning the sewer lines near the Clinton Phipps Racetrack of an abundance of grease and debris which caused blockages causing manhole overflows. 

 

The Nadir bin is a rear loader unit which cannot be safely accessed by the contractor while the repairs are ongoing.  Residents who utilize the Nadir bin site are asked to dispose of household waste at the Brookman Road bin site until further notice.

 

VIWMA assures the public the Brookman waste site has adequate capacity; the site is serviced daily and there should be no refuse overflow.  Businesses are hereby reminded; it is against the law for waste generated at commercial establishments to be deposited at residential bin sites.  Commercial waste must be taken to the landfill for disposal.  Additionally, bulk waste, including mattresses, appliances, furniture and other large items are prohibited at the residential bin sites and must be disposed of at the landfill.

 

To report illegal dumping, please call the 24-Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).  It’s our home! Let’s keep it clean!

 

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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07/22/2020

(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

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