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February 28th, 2024
VI Gov't to export waste oil; No revenue expected from programme!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Construction of a concrete base for about four storage tanks located behind the now-abandoned Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on the main island of Tortola is well underway.

December 27th, 2023
Over 700 derelict vehicles cleared from throughout the territory- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has stepped up its effort to rid the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) of derelict vehicles as the year draws to a close.

December 11th, 2023
‘Stop putting hazardous & flammable materials into waste stream’- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management says it is working on waste management strategies to improve the way waste in the [British] Virgin Islands is processed, but it still needs assistance from the community to help avert future incidents such as the fire that broke out at the tipping area of the Pockwood Pond dumpsite on Saturday morning, December 9, 2023.

November 24th, 2023
Waste Management receives parts to repair Incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Director of Waste Management, Mr Marcus E. Solomon has said his department has received the incinerator’s transfer arms as it makes steady strides in bringing the facility at Pockwood Pond back online.

October 17th, 2023
347 derelict vehicles tagged & 271 removed since Aug 16- Marcus E. Solomon

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- From August 16, 2023, to now some 347 derelict vehicles have been tagged and 271 have been removed, as part of the ongoing derelict vehicles removal campaign.

September 26th, 2023
Efforts being made to get incinerator back online by yearend- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Director of the Department of Waste Management (DWM) Mr Marcus E. Solomon has said efforts are underway to get the incinerator at Pockwood Pond back online after more than a year of inactivity.

September 12th, 2023
Waste Management launches derelict vehicles information system

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has launched an information system to provide the Territory with up-to-date information regarding derelict vehicle removals.

August 2nd, 2023
VG residents tell gov't they're 'not satisfied' with management of landfill

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Residents of Virgin Gorda have expressed to the Government of the Virgin Islands they are not satisfied with the management of the landfill on that island and wish to see improvements.

July 30th, 2023
Massive early morning fire broke out @ VG landfill

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Some residents of Virgin Gorda took to social media, particularly Facebook, to complain about what they described as a massive fire at the Virgin Gorda landfill this morning, Sunday, July 30, 2023.

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