Press Releases

(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 Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.; closure was attributed to an active fire reported on Friday, February 7, at 11:04 p.m.  Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors and personnel worked expeditiously to bring the fire under control. As of 2 p.m. Saturday all fire and smoke was suppressed.

 

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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2  08/20

(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 7, at 11:04 p.m.

 

The fire is located on the east corner of the Landfill. 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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2  08/20

(Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas) Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the public that VIWMA contractors are performing a manhole replacement along Hospital Line directly below the Lionel Roberts Stadium on the shoulder of the road. Work began on Sunday, January 26, 2020 and is anticipated to be concluded on Thursday, January 30. 

 

Traffic will be temporally blocked on Hospital Line and diverted around the stadium along the Old Hospital Road. Workers will be present to direct traffic and motorists are asked to proceed with caution in the area. The motoring public is also asked to consider the use of alternate routes to avoid the impacted area.

 

This manhole replacement project is a continuation of hurricane repair work to improve the sanitary sewer system along the Moravian Gut. The project addresses issues from Hospital Line along the Canal Gade waterway to the intersection of Hospital Gade and Veterans Drive.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation as we complete this replacement. If you would like additional 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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1  15/20

(Virgin Islands) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority held a press conference on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 to announce the removal of more than 6,000 gallons of used cooking oil and motor oil which was illegally disposed of at the Concordia residential dump site.  Authority officials admonished those businesses who were participating in the illegal dumping and reminded them of the Virgin Islands law requiring businesses to contract a licensed and approved hauler to dispose of their waste oil. Violators are subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and/or 180 days imprisonment.

 

Illegal dumping of used cooking oil and motor oil in the Territory is also occurring in the St. Thomas/St. John district as well as on Water Island. This practice is causing environmental hazards as well as clogged and blocked lines which can cause sewer spills on our roads. Repairs to sewer lines blocked by grease cost the VIWMA up to a half a million dollars a year to repair.

 

Additional information will be issued to territorial businesses establishments regarding this subject; however, businesses are asked to immediately cease illegal dumping and ensure their waste oil is being handled in compliance with established VI law.

 

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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2  06/20

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

 

The landfill was closed at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and reopened at 4p.m. the same day.  Closure was attributed to inclement weather that affected the road conditions in the municipal waste dumping area. 

 

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.

 

You are invited to call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) if you spot any illegal dumping! Dumping of used tires from commercial establishments is a big problem in our territory.

 

Have you visited our website lately, all press releases and other information from the Authority is there for you to view 24/7.

 

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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