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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 Friday, July 10.

 

Operations at the landfill were suspended when an active fire was reported at 6 am, Thursday July 9. The fire was suppressed by the Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) along with VIWMA staff and contractors.

 

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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07/09/2020

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of the hours of operation for the VIWMA’s facilities and administrative offices in observance of the Emancipation Day and Fourth of July Holidays.

 

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

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All administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of this holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6, 2020.

 

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority’s management and staff wishes everyone a happy and safe Emancipation Day and Fourth of July.

 

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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(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. John, USVI) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise Team advises residents on St. John who utilize the residential bin site located at the Supreme Corner, the site will be permanently closed effective July 3, 2020.  Area residents are encouraged to dispose their household trash at the Grunwald, Bethany or Pastory bin sites.  The Authority will remove the Supreme Corner bin and clean up the area.

 

The Authority reminds residents and businesses that only household waste can be disposed of at public bin sites. It is illegal for any business to dispose their commercial waste at pubic bin sites. Business owners must employ a permitted hauler to collect and dispose their waste. Violations are subject to a fine of $1,000 or 180 days in jail.

 

The way local businesses and residents dispose their waste affects the beauty of our islands. Remember, “Its’ our home! Lets’ keep it clean!” To report illegal dumping, call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

 


The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for any inconvenience the closure of this bin site may cause and would like to thank the community in advance for their cooperation.

 


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..

 

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06/30/2020

(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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