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(St. Thomas) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise Team (VIWMA) advises the public work has started to replace a section of sewer line in Estate Ann’s Retreat. The collapsed sewer line crosses the road to The Valley and requires the contractors to excavate both lanes of traffic. Vehicles must detour around the area during the day. Road plates will be installed at the end of the day to facilitate the flow of traffic. The work began on December 10; the line replacement is expected to be completed by December 16. The road will be resurfaced following the repairs.

 

The section of sewer line being replaced has been in use for more than 40 years, according to the contractor. That original, decayed, clay pipe is being replaced by an SDR pipe designed specifically for sewer services.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide the information the community needs as well as reliable solid waste and waste water services. We would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation. 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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12  11/19

(US Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of operation hours for the VIWMA’s solid waste facilities and administrative offices during the Christmas holidays.

 

St. Thomas / St. John

December 25th

January 1st

January 6th

Bovoni Landfill

Closed

Closed

6am – 4pm

Mandahl Conv. center

Closed

Closed

6am-4pm

Susannaberg Transfer Station

Closed

Closed

7am-3pm

 

 

St. Croix

December 25th

January 1st

January 6th

St. Croix Transfer Station

Closed

Closed

6am-4pm

Peters Rest Convenience Center

Closed

Closed

6am – 2pm

 

All administrative offices will be closed on December 25, January 1st and 6th. The management and staff of the VIWMA wishes everyone a joyful and safe holiday season. As you attend holiday gatherings with family and friends please be mindful to properly dispose of your trash and do not litter.

 

For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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12  10/19

(St. Thomas VI) The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise team announces that the Nadir Hill community will join with the thousands of other households in the Territory who receive  house-to-house municipal solid waste collection.  The Authority will close and remove the small 8-yard bin site in the area effective November 26th and house to house collection will begin on Monday, December 2, with collections every Monday thereafter. 

 

If your home is scheduled for house-to-house collection, please note you are allowed a maximum of two (2) 64-gallon trash receptacles placed curbside.  In the case of apartment buildings up to 4 (four) units, you are allowed a maximum of one (1) 64-gallon receptacle per unit.

 

For buildings with more than 4 (four) units including commercial and industrial structures, owners are reminded, the law requires them to utilize a private permitted and licensed waste hauler to collect and dispose waste. It is a criminal offence to dispose commercial or business waste  at a public bin site. Citations for this unlawful behavior begins at $1,000 per violation.

 

The VIWMA requests all residents to please prepare your household waste properly for disposal. Place your household waste in a sealed bag, place it in a securely closed receptacle. Also, clean and sanitize your receptacles regularly.

 

Residents who dispose of sharp items, such as diabetic testing or insulin needles, please place your sharps in a plastic container before putting it in the household trash.  When disposing of household cooking oil, place the cooled oil in a securely covered container before putting it in your household waste.

 

For more information about solid waste collection call 844-962-8784. You can also 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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11  21/19

(US Virgin Islands) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of operation hours for the VIWMA’s solid waste facilities and administrative offices during the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


The Bovoni, Suzannaberg and Anguilla landfills will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. Each location will resume regular working hours on Friday, November 29.


All administrative offices will be also be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will resume regular business Friday, November 29.


The management and staff of the VIWMA wishes everyone a joyful holiday and safe holiday season. As you attend holiday gatherings with family and friends please be mindful to properly dispose of your trash and do not litter.


For additional information, contact Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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11  27/19

(Frederiksted, St. Croix) Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Team advises the public that VIWMA will be performing repairs on a sewer line lateral on King Street in Frederiksted across from the Lost Dog Pub.  Work will commence on Monday, November 18th at 6 p.m. and is expected to be completed at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19th.

 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane within the limits of the construction area.  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. Residents with respiratory difficulties are advised to avoid the area.

 

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. 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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11  21/19

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