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(U.S. Virgin Islands) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or Authority) advises the public that effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Authority will restrict walk-in customers at its’ Demarara, Susannaberg and Estate Glynn offices on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix respectively.  All customers, including those residing on Water Island, are urged to call or email requests or concerns and avoid in-person visitation to VIWMA offices and satellite locations.  These measures are being enacted to safeguard the public and our staff from potential exposure to the Coronavirus pandemic. This restriction will remain in place until further notice.

 

Members of the public requesting service provided by the VIWMA are urged to call our hot line at  844-962-8784, the St. Thomas/St. John main line at 340-715-9100, or the St. Croix main line at 340-712-4962 and/or e-mail requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Service requests can be, but are not limited to, wastewater or solid waste issues, obtaining sewer permits, hauler permits, landfill operations, accounts payable, or any other VIWMA related service. 

 

The VIWMA is taking these and other steps necessary to minimize community spread and ensure that our valued employees are protected from the transmittal of Covid-19. We thank the community for their understanding and cooperation as we face this medical threat together.

 

For more information, contact the VIWMA 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 Twitter.

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(US Virgin Islands) March 9, 2020 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or  “Authority”) continues to remind residents who own food preparation businesses that they must follow the law as it applies to the proper disposal of used cooking oil.  Additionally, car service establishments offering oil changes must also properly dispose of their waste oil.  VI Code Title 19 Chapter 56 § 1555 (e) and (b) states all businesses producing waste oil must employ an authorized permitted hauler to dispose of the used product. Violators are subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and/or 180 days imprisonment.

 

It is against the law to dispose used commercial oil at public bin sites. The Authority is aware there are several businesses who violate the law by illegally disposing used oil at public bin sites under the cover of darkness.  The VIWMA continues to monitor this situation and will issue citations for illegal disposal and storage of used oil. We are urging the offending businesses to think about the negative effect your illegal actions are having on the local environment. This is our home, let’s all keep it clean!

 

To obtain a listing of permitted haulers, or to report illegal dumping call the VIWMA hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

 

For more information, contact the VIWMA 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) 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) 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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