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April 28th, 2016
Concerns raised due to non-functioning incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who asked not to be identified yesterday April 27, 2016 complained about the current condition of the waste management facility at Pockwood Pond which the person said is an ideal situation for the spreading of disease, but is also concerned about sensitive materials taken to the incinerator by trust companies to be destroyed.

February 12th, 2015
VG residents frustrated with open waste burning problems

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “This government can find millions of dollars to put in the hands of contractors for projects that can cost much less and for things that are not as serious as safeguarding the health of its people. The government needs to be obligated to get an incinerator here on Virgin Gorda,” said a resident of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

November 10th, 2014
Dead horse @ race track creates a stink for SCB residents

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – In a horrible mishap, a horse has met its demise on the infield of Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) after it fell into an open well and died some days ago and as a result the neighbourhood is contaminated with the fumes of the animal’s decomposing carcass.

August 19th, 2013
Garbage collector wants action taken against misuse of dumpsters

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – “I want Solid waste to know from now if I see any bins with steel and concrete in it, they would have to come and pick it up themselves.” This is according to a very frustrated garbage collector who wished to be referred to only as Mr Hodge.

August 14th, 2013
Garbage collection affected by faulty equipment- DWM 2012 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Malfunctioning equipment by garbage collection contractors were some of the factors that affected the garbage collection system in certain parts of the Territory in 2012, according to the Department of Waste Management’s Annual Report of 2012 laid in the House of Assembly (HOA) by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton on July 25, 2013.

August 2nd, 2013
New Pockwood Pond incinerator tripled electricity bill in 2012-Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the new incinerator at Pockwood Pond proved to have more than the capacity to handle the amount of waste reaching the facility; it also brought about an increase in operating costs.

September 7th, 2012
Dept. of Waste Management to close at noon today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Waste Management is informing the public that its head office on Main Street at the Old Administration Building will close from noon today, Friday September 7.





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