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Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

islandjoan
June 06, 2014 02:53PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,508

Well, sadly, lots of people dump garbage all over, already. So I guess not much will change in that respect.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

rmb2830
June 06, 2014 04:33PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 434

Just think of the amount of garbage that goes from CV each week. And then, on holidays or when Cramer Park is busy, it gets even fuller...Don't know what the alternatives are going to be, but how many people will be willing to drive miles more to get rid of their trash? How many tires are there all over the island, because folks don't want to pay the few dollars cost to have the tire company deal with them?
I can't imagine that all houses are reachable by big garbage trucks, even if folks are willing to pay for pickup

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

Stxer1
June 06, 2014 04:40PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 281

Anyone know who's assinine idea was it to close the dump? This is a new low point in using their brains. That's like outlawing toilets.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

islandjoan
June 06, 2014 04:42PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,508

You guys should go to the meeting, if you live here, and give the Waste MISMANAGEMENT Authority a piece of your mind.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

rmb2830
June 06, 2014 10:53PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 434

won't be on island for this meeting. According to WMA website, there are 26 bin sites in STT, 28 on STJ, and 4 on STX, two of which they plan to close. Another stepchild situation for us, I suppose.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

speee1dy
June 07, 2014 05:53AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,454

hubby heard on the radio that it cost too much money to keep it open

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

Alana33
June 07, 2014 09:15AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,793

Waste Mismanagement Authority was budgeted $30 Million.
Wonder where all the money goes when all the garbage is strewn around our islands and they still, after a decade, have no concept of recycling?

They manage contracts not waste and since their creation by Gov. DeJongh has been a blight on our islands as there is absolutely no competence and there is more trash on the roadsides than ever and less places to dispose of trash without giving your garbage a scenic tour of the island, depending on where you live and your daily route.

They need to be disbanded and replaced with a can do, intelligent competent agency that actually knows how to PROCESS waste.
Everyone at WMA that collects their sizable checks and Gov. benefits for pushing paper should be fired, especially May Cornwall.

I just saw this: VIWMA Closes Frydenhoj Ball Park Bin Site Permanently

By Source Staff — June 6, 2014
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of the east end of St. Thomas that the Frydenhoj Ball Park bin site will be closed effective Monday, June 16. Residents are asked to utilize alternate sites.
The authority is working to improve the efficiency of waste collection and disposal in the territory. This is part of the program to close or consolidate bin sites and introduce additional convenience centers throughout the V.I. in an effort to reduce operating expenses.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications Management at 715-9100 or 690-4218, or e-mail communications@viwma.org.

HA!



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Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

OldTart
June 07, 2014 11:23AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Quote
Alana33

I just saw this: VIWMA Closes Frydenhoj Ball Park Bin Site Permanently

By Source Staff — June 6, 2014
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) advises residents of the east end of St. Thomas that the Frydenhoj Ball Park bin site will be closed effective Monday, June 16. Residents are asked to utilize alternate sites.

That's a little confusing. That bin site was closed about 3 years ago and the dumpster was moved further down the road right before the entrance to Pineapple Village. The Smith Bay Coalition neighborhood group was instrumental in ensuring that residents still had a site available and if this is the one scheduled to be closed then I'm sure the group will be right on it. Voices DO promote action and (and this is directed generally and not to you specifically, Alana!) if only more of those affected actually went to town meetings and joined neighborhood groups instead of bleating on forums ...

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

MikeSTX
June 07, 2014 02:58PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 3

All must go..............................

The Avis has an ad on page 16 announcing the closure of both Cotton Valley and Mon Bijou MALL sites.

The Cotton Valley meeting will be Tuesday June 10 from 6-8pm @Green Cay Marina
The Mon Bijou meeting will be Wednesday June 11 from 6-8pm @John H. Woodson Jr. High School

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

rmb2830
June 07, 2014 04:41PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 434

Quote
speee1dy
hubby heard on the radio that it cost too much money to keep it open

but as usual they can spend lots more money for almost 7 times as many sites each on STT, and on STJ

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stxrocks
June 08, 2014 06:42AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 89

The following is from a long-time, now departed, resident of Cotton Valley. Evidently this isn't the first time the Cotton Valley location has been 'closed'. Some 10-12 years ago it was 'closed' and people continued to use it. I'm told it was very 'ripe' after sitting in the hot sun for a while. After a couple of weeks of trash piling up, someone decided to light it up. Heck, at least the fire station is close, and the phantom police station wouldn't catch any perpetrators...

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

DixieChick
June 08, 2014 07:50AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

I lived in CV then and don't seem to remember
It closing. Always a threat.

How much is weekly pick up from a private
Company? Anyone know

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

LuckyGirl56
June 08, 2014 08:24AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 330

VI Waste Management charges $18.75 a month for once a week curb side pick up in their blue bin. They offer twice weekly pick up for a higher monthly price.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

DixieChick
June 08, 2014 09:01PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Was just a matter of time.

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stxrocks
June 11, 2014 12:32PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 89

Wasn't able to attend the WMA meeting at Green Cay last Tuesday. Anyone attend that cares to share what was discussed by WMA / attendees? Thanks!

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

boyd46
June 11, 2014 12:58PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 293

The dump site will remain open for the time being--see today's AVIS

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

IslandHops
June 11, 2014 01:12PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

Quote
boyd46
The dump site will remain open for the time being--see today's AVIS

Um - I've read the Avis and couldn't find anything?

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CruzanIron
June 11, 2014 01:20PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

See the Daily News

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

boyd46
June 11, 2014 02:32PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 293

Thanks CruzanIron--my mistake.

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

OldTart
June 12, 2014 07:47AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

It was gratifying to see that around 150 showed up for the meeting and that this was a considerably larger turnout than anticipated by WMA. Another meeting is scheduled for this evening re the closing of another STX site:

[virginislandsdailynews.com]

Hope some of you over there on STX take the time to attend!

Re: Cotton Valley Mall to Close?

rmb2830
June 12, 2014 09:59AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 434

Friends/neighbors who attended said the 150 count seemed very conservative to them

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