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Works Starts on Susannaberg Tipping Floor

Work recently began on construction of a tipping floor at the Susannaberg Transfer Station on St. John, the V.I. Waste Management Authority said in a press release issued Thursday.

This tipping floor will allow for the sorting of all solid waste collected from V.I. Waste Management’s 20- and 30-yard bins at the bin sites on St. John into compactable and noncompactable categories.

All of the compactable items will be consolidated at the Susannaberg Transfer Station and the compactors will be shipped to the Bovoni landfill on St. Thomas when they are filled. The noncompactable items will also be placed into bins for transporting to the Bovoni landfill.

The procedures that will be put in place with the construction of the tipping floor will assist VIWMA in reducing the overall cost for collection and disposal of St. John’s solid waste. The authority expects to save more than $21,667 per month of the more than $94,000 a month that it currently spends transferring St. John’s garbage.

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The tipping floor construction project was awarded to Rumina Construction LLC and will cost $271,128. It will take a year to finish.

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Work recently began on construction of a tipping floor at the Susannaberg Transfer Station on St. John, the V.I. Waste Management Authority said in a press release issued Thursday.

This tipping floor will allow for the sorting of all solid waste collected from V.I. Waste Management’s 20- and 30-yard bins at the bin sites on St. John into compactable and noncompactable categories.

All of the compactable items will be consolidated at the Susannaberg Transfer Station and the compactors will be shipped to the Bovoni landfill on St. Thomas when they are filled. The noncompactable items will also be placed into bins for transporting to the Bovoni landfill.

The procedures that will be put in place with the construction of the tipping floor will assist VIWMA in reducing the overall cost for collection and disposal of St. John’s solid waste. The authority expects to save more than $21,667 per month of the more than $94,000 a month that it currently spends transferring St. John’s garbage.

The tipping floor construction project was awarded to Rumina Construction LLC and will cost $271,128. It will take a year to finish.