VIWMA REMINDS RESIDENTS TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD TRASH

US Virgin Islands (April 16, 2020) – The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise team reminds the community that proper waste disposal is a personal responsibility that can negatively impact public health specifically that of the Authority’s dedicated personnel and service providers. At this time, when the world is dealing with the effects of COVID-19 it is imperative that we pay attention to household waste disposal practices to reduce negative health and environmental impacts.

Residents are asked to properly dispose of household waste in garbage bags which are then tightly sealed and disposed of at one of the islands’ convenience centers or bin sites. Residents receiving house-to-house collection are asked to place sealed garbage bags into 64-gallon trash receptacle and close it securely. The receptacles are left curb side on your assigned pickup day, you are reminded to remove it after collection.

As a reminder, for households utilizing house-to-house collection, please note you are allowed a maximum of two (2) 64-gallon trash receptacles placed curb side. In the case of apartment buildings up to three units, you are allowed a maximum of one (1) 64-gallon receptacle per unit. For buildings with four (4) or more units including commercial and industrial structures, owners are reminded, to utilize a private permitted and licensed waste hauler to collect and dispose of waste. It is a violation to dispose of commercial or business waste at a public bin site. Citations for this unlawful behavior begins at $1,000 per violation.

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