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Susannaberg Transfer Station Informs Public of Waste Acceptance Protocols

A pig trots out of the way of a truck at the Susannaberg Transfer Station.
A pig trots out of the way of a truck at the Susannaberg Transfer Station. (Source file photo)

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises the St. John community that effective immediately the Susannaberg Transfer Station will be accepting waste from haulers carrying commercial trash.

There will be a fee to offset the haulers’ barge and transportation costs to St. Thomas. In the near future, as capacity expands, the transfer station will be accepting construction and demolition waste with a similar transportation offset fee.

Haulers are defined as individuals operating a business for profit whose vehicle/hauling body transports five yards or more of waste material.

Haulers using the residential bin sites around the island to illegally dump waste will be fined. Fines may include the following: 1,000 hours of community service, 180 days imprisonment or a maximum fine of $1,000.

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For more information, contact the Division of Education and Communications Management at 513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org. The VIWMA hotline is available 24/7: 844-962-8784. Also, follow VIWMA on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

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