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Smoke rises from a fire at the Anguilla Landfill. (Susan Ellis photo)

*Update – Reopened Same Day* Anguilla Landfill On Fire for Ninth...

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...

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.
Adrian Wade Taylor answers a question at Tuesday’s budget hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Waste Management Problems Pile Up With No Clean Answer

The V. I. Waste Management Authority is $24 million in debt and facing a budget cut of 17 percent. Sen. Novelle Francis at Tuesday's Senate Committee on Finance budget hearing called the situation a travesty. 'We need to pay these people,' he said.

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Solid Waste Management Proposal

Around 25 people attended a Tuesday town hall meeting hosted by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Florence Williams Library in Christiansted in order to hear comments about the V.I. taking responsibility for its solid waste landfills.

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