ST. THOMAS LANDFILL SCRAP METAL FIRE

(St. Thomas, USVI) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community that the Virgin Islands Fire Department and Virgin Islands Port Authority are still working to extinguish the fire at the scrap metal area. VIWMA advises the public to stay away from the area and the landfill will be closed until further notice due to the proximity of the fire.

VIWMA has added additional bins at high-usage sites on St. Thomas and St. John to help residents dispose of their trash until normal operations can resume.We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Please call 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) to report any emergencies, illegal dumping, sewage overflow or service interruption.

BOVONI LANDFILL – SCRAP METAL AREA FIRE

(St. Thomas, USVI) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community that the Bovoni Landfill will open to VIWMA private haulers on Sunday, July 9, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. These special hours will help eliminate the build-up of trash that occurred due to the closure of the landfill. We expect normal operations to resume at the Bovoni Landfill no later than Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

VIWMA would like to thank the Virgin Islands Fire Department, the Virgin Islands Port Authority, and the Government of the Virgin Islands for their assistance with extinguishing the fire at the scrap metal area. Also, we would like to apologize and thank the community for their patience as we dealt with this unfortunate situation.

Please call 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) to report any emergencies, illegal dumping, sewage overflow or service interruption. For more information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org.

VIWMA ANNOUNCES EMANCIPATION & FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

(Virgin Islands) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community of the following hours of operation for Monday, July 3 – 4, 2023, in observance of both Emancipation Day and Fourth of July Holidays.

Additionally, due to the July holidays, St. Croix residents residing in Estates Diamond, Diamond Ruby, Diamond and Ruby, Ginger Thomas and Sunny Acres, Mary’s Fancy, Old and New Castle Coakley, Strawberry and Strawberry Hill are advised that the regular Tuesday pick-up will be changed to Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Also, residents residing in Estates Rattan (South), Sion Farm, Sion Hill, Tan Tan Terrace, Anna’s Hope and Constitution Hill are advised that the regular Wednesday pick-up will be changed to Thursday, July 6, 2023.

The VIWMA Team wishes everyone a safe and happy Emancipation Day and Fourth of July.

For more information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-474-2811 or email communications@viwma.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

CONCORDIA BIN SITE REOPENS

(St. Croix, USVI) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the community that the Concordia bin site has reopened. The site was temporarily closed due to a fire on Saturday, June 24, 2023.VIWMA would like to thank the Virgin Islands Fire and Emergency Medical Services (VIFEMS) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) for successfully containing and extinguishing the fire.

Please call 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) to report any illegal dumping, sewage overflow or service interruption. You can also contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 340-474-2811 or email communications@viwma.org

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