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VIWMA Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Tipping Fees

The implementation of Virgin Islands tipping fees for haulers, businesses and VIWMA landfill/transfer station users will be discussed at town halls scheduled for St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. The fees are effective Oct. 1.
VIWMA representatives and the community will talk about the new fee structure, policies and procedures. All town halls will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Curriculum Center on St. Croix
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Curriculum Center on St. Thomas
Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Legislature Annex on St. John
For information, call 715-9100 or 712-4962.
What are Tipping Fees? A tipping fee is the monetary charge levied upon a given type and quantity of waste received at a waste disposal facility.
Where will the fees be charged? The fees will be levied at the three VIWMA Disposal Facilities: the St. Croix Transfer Station, the Bovoni Landfill on St. Thomas and the Susannaberg Transfer Station on St. John.
Who will be charged the Tipping Fees? The tipping fee will be levied and collected from all solid waste haulers and other direct customers who deliver solid waste to the three disposal facilities noted above.
How will the fees be assessed? Each load of solid waste delivered will be weighed and categorized at the VIWMA waste disposal facility’s scale house upon arrival. The fees will be calculated based on the type of waste delivered and the weight (measured in tons) of the load. The tipping fee is based on measurement in tons.
What if a customer has less than 1 ton to dispose? Will they have to pay the minimum of a one-ton cost? No. Although the units of the fee are in tons, the rate is converted to pounds to apply the appropriate charge. For example: a customer disposing of 1/10 of a ton of MSW (municipal solid waste) or 200 lbs. will be assessed a charge of $5.21 or 1/10th of $52.13.
How many pounds in a ton? One ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds.
Fee Schedule: Approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) April 19, 2016
Waste type — Description —- Unit Rate ($ per ton)
Municipal Solid Waste (typical waste from households and business) $52.13
Construction and Demolition Waste (asphalt, concrete, building, materials, etc.) — $65.26
Green Waste (trees, shrubs, leaves and grass) — $52.13
Fill Waste (soil, sand, spoils, domestic sewage sludge) — $31.28
Scrap Metal (vehicles, steel, aluminum and metal appliances) — $39.15
Mixed Waste (co-mingled load of previous waste types) — $65.26

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