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VIWMA Delays Implementation of Tipping Fees

The VI Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises solid-waste haulers and other direct customers of the St. Croix Transfer Station, Bovoni Landfill and Susannaberg Transfer Station that it is delaying the Oct. 1st implementation of its new tipping fees.
VIWMA’s Interim Executive Director Steven Aubin said, “The delay comes as a result of ongoing improvements at the three receiving solid waste disposal facilities.”
Work includes calibration of the scales, system updates and site improvements to alert customers of traffic flow, facility rules and the new fees, according to a press release issued Friday by VIWMA.
The authority plans to hold another series of meetings to provide updates on the projected implementation date, the fee structure and the policies and procedures.
The tipping fees will be levied and collected from all solid waste haulers and other direct customers that deliver solid waste to the three VIWMA disposal facilities.
Each load of solid waste delivered will be weighed and categorized at the designated VIWMA waste disposal facility scale house upon arrival. The fees will be calculated based on the type of waste delivered and the weight of the load. Although the tipping fee is based on measurements in tons, if a customer has less than one ton to dispose, the scale system calculates the cost based on pounds to apply the appropriate charge.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 715-9145 or e-mail communications@viwma.org.

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