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Sanitas Proposes a Waste Management and Recycling Plan

At the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting on December 18, 2013, Mr. Tim Hodge, of Sanitas, proposed a new plan to manage waste. See his full presentation: Sanitas Waste Management & Recycling Proposal.

The Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University is using its solid waste management and recycling expertise to facilitate the the U.S. Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership (VIRP) in an effort to assist the islands in establishing a sustainable solid waste strategy—based on an aggressive program of waste reduction, recycling and composting—and moving toward a sustainable materials economy. The partnership includes government (at all levels), non-profit organizations, citizens, environmental groups, and the private sector. The VIRP is comprised of eight core teams: Construction & Demolition Debris; Education & Outreach; Glass, Metal & Plastic Containers; Government Relations; Organics; Paper; Scrap Metal; and Special Wastes. To become a member of the VIRP and to join a team, register here.

As VIRP commodities team planning proceeds, web pages will be set up for each of those material categories to track and share information for those categories of material resources. For information on the VIRP’s planning to date on large scale composting operations, visit www.VIComposts.com where a variety of information is currently available.

Download the US Virgin Islands Integrated Solid Waste Strategy

Visit the news and discussion page for the new VIWMA brochures

Download the latest draft of the USVI Sustainable Materials Management Ordinance 12-18