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East End Trash Dump STX

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Can anybody tell me exactly where the east end trash dump/bin site is? The viwma web site only gives a vauge indication that it's in the cotton valley area but doesn't give an address or even a street.


Posted : February 19, 2009 10:50 am
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right now you can't miss it. there are 4 large yellow bins next to east end road. drive in the road near the bins and on your right are more bins for trash. people put good stuff next to the bins for recycling. the cotton valley fire station is right there. we call the dump the cotton valley mall. there are several places to take recyclables. cardboard takes cardboard, cans can go to easy recycling in peters rest, there is another metals recyclers out west he is in the phone book, newspapers can be taken to the animal shelter and home composting.
welcome to the world of do everything yourself.

Posted : February 19, 2009 11:01 am
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On the right side of the East End Road past Cheeseburgers, past Chicken Charlies.
The firestation is right behind them.

What an eyesore.

Posted : February 19, 2009 6:35 pm
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Can't see how I missed that, had assumed it was private garbage for an (unseen) build site 🙂

Somebody could make a fortune doing door to door recycling pickup on stx...

Posted : February 20, 2009 1:57 am
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No, they couldn't. What would they do with the recycleables they collected? There is no market for cardboard, plastic, glass bottles, etc on STX. Everything would have to be shipped off-island, which is not cost effective.

Trying to reduce the waste stream is the best thing for islanders to do. For example, we bought reusable grocery bags at Plaza and use them instead of plastic bags to tote our weekly groceries.

Posted : February 20, 2009 8:22 am
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I have a friend who crochets pretty awesome hand bags out of plastic shopping bags, I will bring the pattern with me when I move to the island.

Posted : February 20, 2009 2:02 pm
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No, they couldn't. What would they do with the recycleables they collected? There is no market for cardboard, plastic, glass bottles, etc on STX. Everything would have to be shipped off-island, which is not cost effective.

Trying to reduce the waste stream is the best thing for islanders to do. For example, we bought reusable grocery bags at Plaza and use them instead of plastic bags to tote our weekly groceries.

It's a pretty high profit margin business. People give you your raw materials for free... i haven't done the numbers though (as I doubt you have) so i can't say for sure 🙂

Posted : February 20, 2009 11:37 pm
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I'm with Linda.

Coldwhether, where do you get your information from cuz it is wrong. Why would someone give you RAW materials for free.....If you ask Victor who had EZ Recycling on St. Croix he would tell you after 20 years of recycling here and PR the price of remanufactured materials took a downturn and the recycling business went bust in the past year.

I'll give you Victors numbers if you want. Just let me know. the last few months he stopped taking batteries because it cost more to ship them off island. He used to be able to take materials from the landfill i.e. aluminum, junk car parts and other materials. This was very lucrative until the last several months. Talk to Victor....he won't stop talking about what his costs were.....

Posted : February 21, 2009 12:36 am
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So why are the Chinese here on STX going through our dump scavenging for all of our scrap metal? Same in the states. Plain and simple the Chinese are buying up all our metal here and in the states. Pretty much world wide. The economics must work for them. Buy all our scrap metal ship it back to China. Wonder what they are doing with it all. Why are we letting them do that? The entire south east, producing all of our textiles completely shut down my NAFTA. Why is America no longer self sustaining? We used to be the most self sustaining country in the world. Rich in natural resources. Now we import everything. Americans are out of work sold out to the highest bidder. Our young no longer work. No jobs delivering newspapers, pumping gas, bag boys, cutting grass. We are responsible for our children way into adulthood. I was contributing to my household when I was 11 years old. People, wake up. Our government is controlling us and has been for a long time. I am 50 years old. I told my children if they were raised in my time and then suddenly they woke up 20 year later it would scare the S@#%T out of them. We used to be free. Now my 60lb son has to sit in a car seat. We didn't even have frigging seat belts when I was a child. My favorite riding place was the back car window. Did you ever hear of a large amount of deaths of children because they didn't wear helmets while riding a bicycle? Americans you are brainwashed by our government. They don't even think you have the intelligence to raise your own children and protect them. I guess the largest population right now, The baby boomers are just a bunch of stupid people who lack the intelligence to breathe without government to tell you how to take a breath. Our currency has nothing backing it and the government is printing money like it is toilet paper. That is exactly what it is worth or will be soon. Ok put back on the rose colored glasses, stick your head in the sand and follow the messiah to the promised land.

Posted : February 21, 2009 1:58 am
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copper is huge right now, where i live people where stealing air conditioners out of windows and steal the copper right off the big home units also. it has become very profitable, so if any of that metal has copper attached to it, thats why there stealing it.I don't know where they sell it on the islands though. Every summer here it is bad, and now there is a hefty fine if they get caught stealing it. they take it from the new home construction sites too.

Posted : February 21, 2009 6:44 am
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Those commodities went bust. EZ Recycling went through all the landfills looking for all that as well....copper, metal, and batteries. There is no more money to make on garbage. EZ Recycling did this until the prices went down and he no longer could afford to send it off island. This just happened months ago. Did you ever go into his gate and see all the metal he had? He is done....broke

Posted : February 21, 2009 8:06 am
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Mydream. I came from Michigan where the same was true 2 years ago. In Ohio a whole subdivision was empty because of the mortgage crisis a year and a half ago. People that still lived in their homes had to put signs on their lawns that their pipes were PVC and their siding was vinyl. What are they getting these days for copper and aluminum? is it the same as 2 years ago? As 1 year ago? The last time I heard anything about copper thieves was last April. I don't think it is happening any more.

Posted : February 21, 2009 8:24 am
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scrap commodity prices have taken a dive, though the prices for "new" metal have hardly budged. As an example, the stx recycler was paying $0.25 a pound for AL when the scrap price in the states was over a dollar, and the "wholesale" scrap price was even higher, if he had the right connections to get rid of his stuff. In fact, that was the chip price and he was selling solids, so he would have gotten more. Now the scrap Al in the NE US is 0.25...which I'm sure is why he stopped buying here.

Posted : February 21, 2009 10:33 am
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Have a question - Are there any waste management companies on St John? Suppose you want to do some remodeling on your house - who do you call or do they even have those dumpsters they drop off at say a jobsite?

Posted : March 26, 2009 12:32 pm
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Cotton Valley trash dump......what a great place to shop.l have found many reuseable items there. Once a almost new generator that just needed gas and a new spark plug. wish they could keep it clearner. Dumpsta divers make a mess of it over the weekend when they go shopping. what a shame.

to bad its not closed it. at least a privacy wall around the road side.

oh wellllll

Posted : March 27, 2009 6:21 pm
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Last month I stopped by the "Cotton Valley KMart" to drop some boxes in the bin. Leaning next to one was a beautiful skylight that cranks open, perfect screen, smooth operation, tinted glass.............Picked it up for a project. Next time I was in Roof Tops I priced it. $850 Wheeee! It is now in my new shower.

Last year I was dropping some stuff off and a Lexus SUV with a young man driving pulled in and unloaded a beautiful oak dining chair. I asked him if he was tossing it out and he said yes and 6 more. The truck was packed with chairs. We transfered them straight to my van. What a deal! Solid, perfect fininish, no cracks................ Guess his Mom bought a new set and didn't want to hassle selling them.
Timing is everything!!

Posted : March 29, 2009 4:37 pm
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there is such a thing as bad timing also. i heard that an elderly lady picked up a bicycle at the east end dump for a neighborhood boy, and she got arrested because it is against the law to take anything from the dump.
i personally got reprimanded and was written up with a warning for setting aside some objects that i thought someone might like. it would be the ultimate recycling. but that also is against the law, as it is considered littering. that was at the dump at peter's rest. the day i was there there were 2 trucks with some type of law enforcement people who were writing tickets or warnings.
i wish they would go around to some of the beaches and start picking up the tires that are starting to get dumped, or empty the trash cans.

Posted : March 30, 2009 12:25 am
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What, writting tickets for placing or taking good items at the dump!
For heavens sakes we have stinking trash all over our roadsides, wheres the ticket nazi's for that??

Posted : March 30, 2009 2:34 pm
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At the busier dumps you do have to be careful about what you throw away. You can get fined for putting the wrong thing in the wrong dumpster or just throwing out things like a computer. There's usually a guy working the one around sion farm, if you're not sure ask him.

Posted : March 30, 2009 3:00 pm
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