About WMA

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The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) was established in January 2004 by Act. No. 6638 as an autonomous Government Corporation, independent of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and similar in structure to the VI Water and Power Authority. As part of the legislation, a Board of Directors was created, comprised of seven (7) experienced and knowledgeable community members and representatives of the V.I. Government.

The VIWMA was created to develop and implement a comprehensive waste management program which would provide financial accountability, fiscal management and operational efficiency of the Territory’s waste management programs, thus ensuring the continued protection of public health and the environment. It is responsible for its own debts, assets, contracts, expenditures, funds, facilities and property.

The VIWMA is comprised of two main operations divisions: Solid Waste and Wastewater. The Office of Compliance Management and Environmental Enforcement is the support arm of the operations division. These divisions are additionally supported by the Office of the Executive Director, which also includes the General Counsel, Communications Management, Information Technology, and Environmental Health and Safety, the Division of Program Development, which includes Planning, Environmental Programs and Engineering, and the Divisions of Finance, Human Resources, and Procurement and Property.

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