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(U.S. V. I.) - The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is placing a territory wide moratorium on solid waste violation citations issued to businesses until Monday, July 29, 2024. VIWMA will again launch a media campaign to further educate the public. Please familiarize yourself and your business associates with sections of the V.I. Code Title 19 § 1563 (1) below.


Illegal dumping at any of the VIWMA Bin Sites or Convenience Centers where signs are prominently displayed per VI Code Title 19 § 1563 (1) is prohibited and subject to the issuance of a citation after this amnesty period.


Title 19, Virgin Islands Code, Subsection 1560-200 (b), shall be responsible for collecting their own waste or procuring a commercial collection service for transportation to an approved disposal site.


Title 19, Virgin Islands Code 1560-2 (k) No business or commercial establishment shall use public waste or storage containers for any waste generated in the conduct of business or on their premises. Such establishments shall provide and maintain suitable containers as required by Division 2 of these regulations.


If you need more information or would like the VIWMA Enforcement and Compliance Team to visit your business and discuss these regulations, please contact our Director of Enforcement, Mr. Anderson Poleon, Sr. at 340-712-4962, 340-712-4973 or 340-642-4372 (St. Croix) or 340-715-9100 (St. Thomas/St. John).




St. Croix (340) 712-4962

St. Thomas (340)715-9100

St. John (340)774-2141