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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers of the resumption of operations at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix. 

 

Operations at the Landfill were suspended when an active fire was reported on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm. The fire was located at the northwest section of the Landfill.   The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and personnel contained the fire by 2:30 pm, and the facility was reopened at 4 pm the same day, Tuesday March 3.  

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team thanks the community for helping us put safety first; the safety of our employees and contractors is our first priority.  The Authority continues to work diligently to provide service to the public.  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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(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 Friday, February 29.

 

Virgin Islands Fire Service 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 temporarily 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 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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(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 Thursday, February 20, 2020.  

 

Firefighters and VIWMA personnel are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. VIWMA advises the public and all haulers that landfill operations have been temporarily 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 Office 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) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers of the resumption of operations at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix. 

 

The landfill was closed on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm.; closure was attributed to a brush fire that occurred on the west-side slope of the landfill facing the airport.  It was not caused by solid waste; the brush fire was extinguished by Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors within three (3) hours. The landfill reopened at 5:15 pm the same day.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team thanks the community for helping us put safety first; the safety of our employees and contractors is our first priority.  The Authority continues to work diligently to provide service to the public.  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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(St. Thomas, USVI) – Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Virgin(St. Thomas, USVI) – Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the VirginIslands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) will hold its annual meeting Feb. 20-22,2020 on St. Croix. The annual meeting will take place in the banquet hall at the Divi CarinaBay Resort & Casino, beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20th. The annual meeting willcontinue Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21st and 22nd, starting at 9 a.m. each day, where theboard and staff will focus on VIWMA’s short-term and long-term priorities. Dr. PaulFlemming of the University of the Virgin Islands will serve as facilitator. For moreinformation, contact the Board’s office at (340) 715-9100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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