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BOVONI TO BE SITE OF SECOND USED OIL DROP-OFF

July 10, 2003 – As of next Tuesday, the Public Works Department will have a second site on St. Thomas for the disposal of used motor oil — at the Bovoni landfill.
In a move aimed at compliance with federal and local environmental mandates, the "do-it-yourself" used oil collection site will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a Government House release.
The site is for the use of individuals who change their own car, truck, boat and/or generator motor oil and produce no more than five gallons of used oil per month, the release stated. The oil dropped off at the site should be in a clean container and should be free of dirt, leaves, water and other contaminants, Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood said.
Consumer on St. Thomas also may continue to take used motor oil to the Public Works motor pool in Sub Base on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
On Friday, meanwhile, the department is reopening its St. John drop-off site, at the Susannaberg landfill. It will be available to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
There are no changes in the oil drop-off service available on St. Croix. The collection site, at the Public Works compound in Anna's Hope, is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
"We look forward to collecting many gallons of used oil that would otherwise enter our groundwater system if it is disposed of improperly," Callwood said.
For more information, call Geraldine Smith, St. Thomas-St. John used oil program coordinator, at 715-0459, or Bruce Kelly, St. Croix coordinator, at 773-1290, ext. 2228.

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