VIWMA Reminds Public to Use Tarps When Transporting Loose Waste

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Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA or the Authority) reminds the general public, as well as commercial haulers, to cover loose waste in their personal truck beds and on all commercial vehicles when driving on Virgin Islands’ roads.

According to Virgin Islands Code, Title 19, Chapter 56 § 1563: “No person shall haul or transport loose waste such as paper, rags, ashes or other material of such kind as to be subject to be blown about by the wind or otherwise scattered in such manner as to litter the streets or other public places.”

Failure to comply can result in fines of $ 1,000 for each offense or imprisonment for up to 180 days or both.

The Authority is imploring the community to do all they can to keep the three islands free of litter and trash. Join VIWMA in its efforts to reduce the U.S. Virgin Islands’ environmental footprint.

To report illegal dumping, call the hotline at 844-WMA-USVI (844-962-8784).

For more information, contact the VIWMA Office of Communications Management at 513-4171 or email communications@viwma.org. Also, follow on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter.

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/10/23/viwma-reminds-public-to-use-tarps-when-transporting-loose-waste/