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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 theAnguilla Landfill reported Tuesday, October 8 at about 9:55 a.m. The Virgin Islands FireService (VIFS) firefighters were on the scene at about 10:15 a.m.

 

The fire is located on the east side of the landfill in the area where household andcommercial waste is deposited. Firefighters and VIWMA personnel are workingexpeditiously to bring the fire under control. VIWMA advises the public and all haulersthat landfill operations have been temporarily suspended. Haulers are asked to holdwaste until normal operating hours resume.

 

Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize theirexposure to smoke as wind directions change. The Authority will continue to provideupdates regarding changes that may affect public health, the environment and haulersutilizing the Landfill.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would liketo 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/orTwitter.

  

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09  20/19

(St. Croix, USVI) September 25, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers that the Anguilla Landfill is closed due to deteriorated road conditions caused by the recent passage of Tropical Storm Karen.

 

In the interim, haulers are reminded to hold waste. The Authority will continue to provide updates as road conditions improve.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team apologizes for the inconvenience and would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

Please call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) and do your part in preserving paradise! 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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09  25/19

(USVI) September 24, 2019 – As the territory experiences the effects of Tropical Storm Karen currently affecting the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise Partners issues the following advisories:

  • VIWMA Offices and Solid Waste facilities will remain closed today
  • Residents are asked to hold their solid waste until the storm has passed and the facilities have been reopened
  • The wastewater collection system will be surcharged due to inclement weather; residents are advised to avoid ponding water near manholes and exercise caution while driving or walking in flooded areas.

 

VIWMA STAFF

  • Staff are designated as essential and are instructed to follow the directions of their supervisors regarding their emergency work schedules.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team thanks our dedicated staff and urges the entire community to be prepared and safe during this hurricane season.

 

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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09  25/19

 (VIRGIN ISLANDS) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the public that all VIWMA administrative offices and facilities will be open today.

 

VIWMA administrative offices will be open from 8am to 5pm. The collection of municipal solid waste has resumed, all solid waste disposal facilities are open until 4:00pm. There may be general waste collection delays due to weather conditions; haulers are asked to please take safety precautions.

 

The Authority continues to monitor the weather; adjustments to operating hours will be communicated timely.

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 340-513-4171/340-712-4962 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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09  25/19

(VIRGIN ISLANDS) September 23, 2019 - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (“VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team issues the following advisory to the public in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen which will impact the Territory Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

SOLID WASTE

  • All contractors have been advised to commence multiple hauls to remove solid waste and other disposed items in the vicinity of current bin sites
  • Landfills will operate on their regular schedules as weather permits
  • Landfills on St. Thomas and St. Croix is scheduled to close 4 pm Monday
  • The Landfill on St. John closed 2 pm Monday.

 

WASTE WATER

  • Residents are advised that the wastewater system may be surcharged due to inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Karen. Residents are advised to avoid ponding water near manholes and exercise caution while driving or walking on flooded roads.

 

VIWMA STAFF

  • All VIWMA staff are all designated as essential and are instructed to follow the directions of their supervisors regarding their emergency work schedules.

 

Residents can call our hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) to report any problems or concerns. 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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09  23/19

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