80.3 F
Cruz Bay
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Home News Local government VIWMA Reminds Residents to Properly Dispose of Household Trash

VIWMA Reminds Residents to Properly Dispose of Household Trash

A 64-gallon trash bin

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 VIWMA’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 that 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 a 64-gallon trash receptacle and close it securely. The receptacles are left curb side on the resident’s assigned pickup day.

As a reminder, for households utilizing house-to-house collection, a resident is allowed a maximum of two 64-gallon trash receptacles placed curbside. In the case of apartment buildings up to three units, the residents are allowed a maximum of one 64-gallon receptacle per unit. For buildings with four 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 begin at $1,000 per violation.

Advertising (skip)

For more information, contact Communications Management at 643-0410 or email [email protected]. Also, follow VIWMA on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

STAY CONNECTED

20,265FansLike
4,050FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email