Waste Management opens Bournefield waste facility

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ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Waste Management Authority will open the interim Bournefield waste facility today.

Additionally, the bins on the western end of St. Thomas along Black Point Hill and the one in Bournefield, adjacent to the fence of the V.I. Port Authority's private aircraft parking, will be removed this weekend.

The bins will be relocated to the interim Bournefield waste facility, and additional bins are being placed there for bulk waste, such as furniture, and white goods, such as appliances.

The waste facility has three different areas for specific types of solid waste:

Area 1 - Household waste only.

Area 2 - Bulk waste, such as furniture, bedding, and other bulky items.

Area 3 - White goods, such as appliances, and other scrap metal

This site will be managed by Patrick Charles Enterprises Inc.

The Waste Management Authority is asking all residents traveling from the western end of St. Thomas to use the new interim Bournefield facility for the disposal of household waste.

The designated area is across from the V.I. Port Authority's Maintenance Department and west of the V.I. Police Department's Special Operations facility.

Signage has been placed for ease in finding the new location.

Business and commercial waste cannot be disposed of at the Bournefield waste facility and must be taken directly to the Bovoni Landfill. Businesses should use a licensed and permitted waste hauler to ensure proper waste disposal, and any business found to be in violation will be cited, with fines starting at $1,000 for the first violation.

For more information, contact the Communications Management Division at 715-9110, 690-4218 or by email to communications@viwma.org.

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