Liquid Waste

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Liquid waste can be defined as such fluids as wastewater, fats, oils or grease (FOG), used oil, and hazardous household liquids, to name a few. The Territory’s landfills and transfer station do not accept liquid waste of any type.


Quantities of wastewater can be directed to VIWMA's wastewater treatment plants for treatment and disposal. Wastewater treatment plants do not accept any liquids other than wastewater.

Fats, Oils or Grease (FOGs)

There are Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Used Oil Collection facilities that the Authority operates and manages that are specifically for the residential disposal of used motor oil. And, the VIWMA’s wastewater treatment plants only accept wastewater for treatment and disposal. Residents can dispose of small quantities of cooking oil with their household trash by placing it in a securely closed container.

All other types of liquid waste, including those generated by a business, must be properly disposed of by a licensed waste hauler. Disposal of such waste, such as transmission fluid, cooking oil, fats, or grease, should not be improperly disposed of by throwing it on the ground, down manholes or storm drains, or down any household drains as these items can contaminate the groundwater or negatively impact the wastewater system.

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