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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Virgin Islands Fire Service, Virgin Islands Port Authority, VIWMA contractor and personnel continues to work diligently to suppress the fire reported Sunday, June 23, 2019 at approximately 4:20pm.

 

 

The Authority advises the public and all solid waste haulers that the St. Croix Transfer Station and Anguilla Landfill are currently closed; temporary closure is required to ensure safe disposal of waste and to minimize disruption to fire suppression activities.

 

 

Residents are asked to practice waste minimization techniques and to hold bulky waste at home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resumes. The Authority will continue to provide updates that may affect public health, the environment and haulers utilizing the Transfer Station.

 

 

It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change.

 

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their continued 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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06  24/19

 

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community of an active fire at the St. Croix Transfer Station which was reported at approximately 4:20pm today, Sunday, June 23, 2019.

 

 

The Virgin Islands Fire Service, Virgin Islands Port Authority, VIWMA contractors and personnel are currently working to suppress the fire.

 

 

It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provide updates regarding changes that may affect public health and haulers utilizing the Transfer Station.

 

 

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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06  23/19

 

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or“Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the fire at the AnguillaLandfill reported at 5:30am on Monday, June 17, 2019 and reignited on Tuesday, June18, 2019 is currently under control. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and personnel will continue to monitor the situation.

 

 

The Authority advises the public and all solid waste haulers that the St. Croix TransferStation and Anguilla Landfill remains closed and will only accept household (bin sites)and government waste at this time.

 

 

Residents are asked to practice waste minimization techniques and to hold bulky wasteat home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hoursresume. The Authority will continue to provide updates that may affect public health, theenvironment and haulers utilizing the Transfer Station.

 

 

It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place tominimize exposure to smoke as wind directions change.

 

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would liketo thank the community for their continued 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/orTwitter.

  

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06  19/19

 

 

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise Team advises the community of the closure and clean-up of the DIY Used Oil Center located at Anna’s Retreat (Department of Public Works) and Estate Concordia (Concordia Bin Site). Used motor and cooking oil will no longer be accepted at these sites.

 

 

Due to the abundance of accumulated used oil and the continued illegal disposal of cooking oil, cleanup and closure was deemed necessary. The Authority will relocate the used motor oil igloos to the Peter’s Rest Convenience Center (PRCC).

 

 

Residents are reminded that disposal is limited to used motor oil, solely; used motor oil disposal at the PRCC will be limited to three (3) gallons per month/family. While we work diligently to relocate the DIY site, the Authority is asking residents to temporarily hold used motor oil.

 

 

Businesses are reminded to secure private collection service for the removal and disposal of all waste, used motor and cooking oil included, from establishments in accordance with Title 19, Chapter 56 VI Code. Businesses and/or residents found in violation of the Territories’ codes and associated rules and regulations are subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and/or 180 days in jail.

 

 

Residents are asked to report incidents of illegal dumping by calling our 24- Hour Hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and reminded to ‘Put Trash in its Place!’

 

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise Team continues to work diligently to provide reliable services and would like to apologize for the inconvenience. The Authority would also like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation.

 

 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171/340-712-4961 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  20/19

 

 

(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 initially reported at 5:30am on Monday, June 17, 2019 and extinguished at 7:30pm.

 


The fire has since reignited, the Virgin Islands Fire Service and VIWMA contractors are working expeditiously to bring the fire under control. At this time, only household (bin sites) and government waste will be accepted at the St. Croix Transfer Station.

 


We are asking residents to hold bulky waste at home; the public and all haulers are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resume. The VIWMA will provide updates on any changes that may affect the public and haulers utilizing the Solid Waste Facilities.

 


It is recommended that residents with respiratory disorders/conditions shelter in place to minimize 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 Transfer Station.

 


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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06  18/19

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