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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Associate Deputy Administrator Doug Benevento and Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez wrapped up a visit with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. and other senior officials Tuesday as the territory was awarded $10 million for waste diversion work.
A fire broke out at the Anguilla Landfill Thursday morning around 6 a.m. It was put out by noon and the landfill will open at 6 a.m. Friday, according to Waste Management Authority spokeswoman Melody Rames.
Adrian Taylor, until recently the acting executive director of the Waste Management Authority, was not present at the Authority's budget hearing Wednesday, but he was a big topic of discussion.
Unpaid trash haulers and companies operating the territory’s two landfills have come to an agreement with the government to get money now and hopefully more soon, averting a threatened work stoppage that would have gone into effect June 9.
Trash haulers and companies operating the territory's two landfills may stop hauling trash and stop maintaining the landfills by June 8 if the Waste Management Authority does not pony up millions of dollars.
A fire was observed in the scrap metals section of Anguilla Landfill and reported to the Fire Service around 2:36 p.m. Monday afternoon. Landfill operations have not been affected.
A fire was spotted on the southeast perimeter slope of the St. Croix Anguilla landfill at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, April 26. It was the landfill’s 10th fire in less than 12 months.
For at least the eighth time in the last year and the fourth time this year, the Anguilla Landfill on St. Croix was closed Saturday because of a fire.
The Anguilla Landfill is on fire again, according to a release from the Waste Management Authority. The Waste Management Authority advises the public and all haulers that landfill operations have been temporarily suspended.
The V.I. Waste Management Authority has hired Oasis Consulting Services to design and help with closing Anguilla Landfill over the next year or so, while identifying and preparing a new St. Croix landfill location.
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