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Answer Desk: Man-Made Manhole Mess in Bovoni Being Addressed

A reader recently registered outrage at the “sewage” pooling in Bovoni on the road by the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack, causing accidents and polluting the nearby “pristine” estuary known as Mangrove Lagoon on St. Thomas’ east end. 

Garbage Piling up as Government Grapples with Cash Shortages, Violence

As the bins overflow at waste collection sites across St. Thomas, V.I. Waste Management Authority released a statement asking the community for “patience” as it worked to resolve issues that halted bin site collection and house-to-house trash pick up.
Smoke rises from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill. (Susan Ellis photo)

*Update – Reopened Same Day* Anguilla Landfill On Fire for Ninth Time in a Year

The fire is located at the northeast corner of the landfill and has been contained as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. Haulers also are asked to hold waste until normal operating hours resume.

WMA Plans Anguilla Landfill Closure at Annual Meeting

The board of the V.I. Waste Management Authority Thursday started a weekend annual meeting discussing plans to shut down the St. Croix Anguilla Landfill in the next two years. In 2018, the federal government ordered the landfill to close.
Smoke billows on Sunday afternoon from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill, adjacent to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Fire at Anguilla Landfill For Sixth Time in Less Than 12 Months

An active fire at the Anguilla Landfill was reported Friday at 11:04 p.m., according to a release from the Waste Management Authority.
No tires have been removed from the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix, despite an agreement that that would happen.

EPA Approves USVI Self-Permitting of Landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it has approved the U.S. Virgin Islands’ municipal solid waste landfill permit program, allowing the territory to manage its landfills and expand or create new ones.
Smoke billows on Sunday afternoon from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill, adjacent to the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Fire Burning at Anguilla Landfill

Firefighters continued to battle a blaze at the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix Tuesday night, according to a news release issued at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Veolia's wastewater treatment plant on St. Thomas. (Image from Veolia's website)

EPA Cites Waste Management for Sewage Treatment Violations

How well workers at the Waste Management Authority have done with taking over operations of two wastewater treatment plants came under the scrutiny of a federal judge on Friday.
Sargassum piles up in Christiansted harbor Aug. 16 – and the problem on St. Croix is not considered as bad as it is on the beaches of St. Thomas. Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Islands Stagger Under Weight of Sargassum

A Waste Management Authority spokesperson Friday denied a report that the agency is about to stop accepting sargassum at the St. Thomas landfill, but said it recognizes the continuing volume of seaweed drifting into V.I. waters and that the rotting on its shorelines is a serious problem.

Recycling in the USVI: Part 1, Government Action and Inaction

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, household waste of every kind goes in one bag and ultimately winds up in the landfill in Anguilla on St. Croix or Bovoni on St. Thomas. Both of these sites have been slated for closing for years.

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