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(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Preserving Paradise team advises the community and solid waste haulers of the reopening and resumption of operations at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix. 

 

The landfill was closed at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and reopened at 4p.m. the same day.  Closure was attributed to inclement weather that affected the road conditions in the municipal waste dumping area. 

 

The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team thanks the community for helping us put safety first; the safety of our employees and contractors is our first priority!  The Authority continues to work diligently to provide service to the public.

 

You are invited to call our hot line at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784) if you spot any illegal dumping! Dumping of used tires from commercial establishments is a big problem in our territory.

 

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1  15/20

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that as of Friday, January 10, the subterranean landfill fire at the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill is 90 percent extinguished.  There is no active fire currently, however small pockets of smoke continue to escape to the surface. VIWMA staff and contractors continue suppression activities. 

 

The fire was originally reported at 2:30 am. Sunday, January 05, 2020.

 

Antonio Stevens, Assistant Director of the Virgin Islands Fire Service, said his fire crews worked tirelessly for 48 hours to contain and extinguish the fire.  “The cause of the fire was  not malicious,” Stevens said.

 

The Authority is receiving municipal solid waste at the landfill from public bin sites and house to house collections only.  We will inform the public when normal operations are resumed, and continue to provide updates as the situation changes.  Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize their 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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1  10/20

(ST. CROIX, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or Authority) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that a fire was reported at 2:30 am, Sunday, January 05, 2020 at the Anguilla Landfill.

 

The Virgin Islands Fire Service (VIFS) were immediately on the scene along with VIWMA contractors and staff. VIFS has brought in additional equipment to control the fire.

 

The fire is located on the southeast corner of the landfill and is under close supervision by the VIFS and other safety personnel.  Landfill operations have been suspended until further notice for the safety of the haulers and residents using the facility.

 

The VIWMA continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates on any changes that may affect public health and the environment.

 

The VIWMA would like to thank the VIFS, contractors and our staff for their teamwork and commitment to mitigating this situation. The VIWMA Preserving Paradise team would also like to thank the community for their 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..

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1  06/20

(St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill remains closed to the public on Thursday, January 09, 2020, due to continued fire suppression activities at the site.

 

Solid waste haulers are advised that municipal solid waste shall be received sat the landfill from public bin sites and house to house collections only.  Drivers are asked to follow directions provided by VIWMA personnel and contractors. Failure to comply shall result in temporary suspension of disposal privileges, safety is of utmost importance.  

 

The Authority will inform the public when we resume normal operations. We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes.  Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize their 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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1  09/20

 (St. Croix, USVI) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (‘VIWMA” or “Authority”) Preserving Paradise team advises the community that the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix will be closed to the public on Monday, January 06, 2020, due to continued fire suppression activities taking place at the site.

 

Solid waste haulers are advised that bin site and house to house refuse will be accepted at the Transfer Station while the top of the landfill will remain closed to minimize disruption to fire suppression activities.

 

The fire was reported at 2:30 am Sunday, January 05, 2020. The Virgin Islands Fire Service, VIWMA contractors and personnel continue to work diligently to suppress the fire which is located on the southeast corner of the landfill.

 

The Authority will continue to provide updates on this situation. Residents with respiratory disorders/conditions should take precautions to minimize their 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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