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Stiff fines when VI bulk material cleanup ends

-Hon Carvin Malone says each community is encouraged to start cleanup campaigns
Declaring war on bulk garbage materials stores up across the territory, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that bins have been placed throughout the territory for the receipt of the materials and that stiff fines will come if materials are not disposed of correctly in the allotted time. Photo: Internet Source
Hon Carvin Malone said each property owner is encouraged to clean up their property ahead of the December 23, 2019, deadline.
Hon Carvin Malone said each property owner is encouraged to clean up their property ahead of the December 23, 2019, deadline.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Declaring war on bulk garbage materials stored up across the territory, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that bins have been placed throughout the territory for the receipt of the materials and that stiff fines will come if materials are not disposed of correctly in the allotted time.

The cleanup campaign is part of a collaboration between the Department of Waste Management and the Ministry of Health and Social Development, dubbed a 'Pre-Christmas Territory-wide Cleanup,' which commenced yesterday, Friday December 20 and will run until Monday, December 23, 2019.

Stiff fines if ignored - Hon Malone 

"Each property owner is encouraged to clean up your property. Dump your refrigerators, stoves, washers, roofing materials, mattresses, dressers, carpets, trees, everything! Lumber and wooden pallets also! EVERYTHING!!," the Minister said via a Facebook post today, December 21, 2019.

According to a release from the Government Information Serice (GIS), large bins will be placed strategically in various areas throughout the territory to allow the public easier access of ridding their bulky waste items during the holiday season.

The designated areas on Tortola are; Mount Sage, Brewer’s Bay, Carrot Bay, Cane Garden Bay, West End Community Centre, Cappoon’s Bay, Sea Cow’s Bay, Huntum’s Ghut, Lower Estate, Baugher’s Bay, Belle Vue, Fahie Hill, Little Dix Hill, East End Police Station, Major Bay Gas Station, Fat Hog’s Bay Tennis Court area and Brandywine Bay.

Areas on Virgin Gorda include; the Fire Station area in the Valley and behind the Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School in North Sound. Bins are also available on Jost Van Dyke in Great Habour and in Little Habour.

Bins stay until Christmas Eve 

The Solid Waste Department notes that bins will be removed on December 24, 2019, after that, all persons are prohibited from dumping waste at the assigned temporary areas.

"Offenders caught dumping in those areas will face a fine of up to $500 and/or six (6) months imprisonment. Persons are also reminded to discontinue dumping bulky waste at the communal bin sites," the release said. 

22 Responses to “Stiff fines when VI bulk material cleanup ends”

  • ABC (21/12/2019, 17:53) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with the minister
  • D6 (21/12/2019, 18:16) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    D6 is the number one area for this project, fine all of them they still not cleaning.
  • belle vue (21/12/2019, 20:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can the government PLEASE have the old bus and blue Nissan car that is parked in the road that leads down to Joyce Samuel Primary school removed. If there is an emergency and the other road is blocked how can people get out??? Too much foolishness going on in this place.
    • lol (22/12/2019, 10:16) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      THAT ROAD IS A PRIVATE ROAD SWEETIE DARLING WHOMEVER YOU BE...SORRY YOUR SO BOTHERED BY IT BUT MY CAR IS PARK... LITERALLY PARKED ON PROPERTY THAT IS BEING PAID FOR THE GOVERNMENT CANT MAKE ME MOVE IT...SORRY IF BRO B BUS OFFEND U ALSO FOR BEING PARKED IN HIS MOM DRIVE WAY LOL IM SERIOUSLY SORRY YOUR HURT AS THIS IS THE SECOND TIME YOU BLOG ON IT..HE PLACED THE BUS THERE FOR A REASON..IDENTIFY YOURSELF AND I COULD FURTHER EXPLAIN YOU...SORRY AGAIN ONE LOVE...B
      • to LOL (22/12/2019, 15:08) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Ok hog, thanks for taking time to reply oink! Oink!
        • haaa (24/12/2019, 08:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

          Lol you shame !!.. Nothing wrong with being concerned though.. Things in this place so backward sometimes you never know wtf to expect hence the private road... I think signs would make sense at this point.

        • lol (24/12/2019, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          At least i identify myself why dont u do the same since you want to be disrespectful and talk about "Hog" lol realize how i address you i dont believe in "internet bully" I dare you to identify yourself and lets meet by the same alley where my car is PARKED!!!!! B
  • watching (21/12/2019, 20:33) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    lets see it enforced
  • j (22/12/2019, 00:23) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Talk is cheap! Government is a joke when it comes to maintaining a clean environment because there is always a failure to enforce the laws. I support the stance bit sincerely doubt that they are serious.
  • one-termer (22/12/2019, 00:53) Like (4) Dislike (29) Reply
    The VIP soft
  • Just need (22/12/2019, 01:08) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just needs more time too short
  • rice (22/12/2019, 01:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You need an enforcement team Carvin.
  • Stiffer fines (22/12/2019, 08:37) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The fine should be 1000$ not 500
  • musa (22/12/2019, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check out the moorings areas on the road side guys putting up boat boat and all the crateing materials left on the road side .
  • Mr. Malone (22/12/2019, 09:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stand firm on this. Even if it someone you know be it family, if they don't follow the rules, slap the fines on them. I bet if fines is dished out, people will clean up the mess. Don't back down.
  • Environment Warrior (22/12/2019, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have a very lovely WHITE Christmas in the BVI
  • backwards (22/12/2019, 11:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Imagine the bins are there yet people throwing the bulk on the ground instead of the bin....sickening.
  • musa (22/12/2019, 14:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give supa cop a side job a bet any body he clean up the bvi.
  • Peaches (22/12/2019, 17:15) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    The dirtiest districts of all are the 7th & 8th districts! It is disgusting!! who will monitor these districts going forward? It is shameful! shameful! Nature's Little Secrets is dirty! dirty! and don't talk about the sewage!!

    I am ashamed to call this my home.
  • Josiah's Bay (22/12/2019, 18:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not everyone can get to the dumpters, get a truck with a lift gate and have home owners schedule an appointment with the department for their bulk waste pickup.
    • really?? (23/12/2019, 11:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why should the government bear the expense to get a truck to pick up your trash that you allowed to accumulate? You would be the first to complaint if they charged a small fee to offset the expense. You hired a truck to delivery your new appliances, mattresses etc do the same to remove the old one and have some pride in home ownership and you surroundings. The government should not have to make you clean up you premises.
  • Rat (22/12/2019, 18:42) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Government need to do more have bulk trash pick up day for every district at least once a month


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