March 30, 299009 – Waste Management Authority informs solid waste and septic haulers that their current permits will expire on April 30. Permits for 2009 will be issued to solid waste and wastewater haulers who use the territorys landfills and treatment plants upon completion of the application process. Applications can be picked up from the VIWMAs Division of Compliance Management and Environmental Enforcement at the following VIWMA locations:
St. Croix- 941-946 Estate Williams Delight, Frederiksted
St. Thomas – 8244 Sub Base (Department of Public Works)
St. John – 6506 Susannaberg (Department of Public Works)
All companies including government, semi-autonomous and autonomous agencies that utilize the landfills or wastewater treatment plants for disposal are required to have a solid waste collection and disposal permit or septage disposal permit.
To obtain a waste haulers permit, the following are to be presented when submitting the application:
Valid vehicle registration and insurance
Current business license
Proof of liability insurance
VIPD Inspection Report, if applicable
An appointment will be given for a vehicle inspection after review of the permit application. Vehicles must successfully pass an inspection; the following shall be assessed:
Vehicles body and dump box
Tools (tarpaulin, take/shovel/broom, and scones/reflector lights)
Effective May 25, citations will be issued to waste haulers without a valid permit. All waste haulers vehicles shall display VIWMA 2009 (Red) decals in their vehicles windshields to access the landfills and/or wastewater treatment facilities.
Fees are based on the number of vehicles operated by the respective hauler. Please make money orders or certified checks payable to VIWMA. For more information and associated fees, contact the Division of Compliance Management and Environmental Enforcement at 712-4955 (St. Croix) and 776-4844 ext. 292 (St. Thomas/St. John). Applications and more information can be found on the Web site: www.viwma.org
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 712-4950/4951.