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Mojo13
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Good afternoon board. I was wondering what you do with house trash in Christiansted (other then dumping in an empty lot :)). From what I understand, there is no trash pick up. Also, I assume WAPA handles water to the house (it is connected to the city supply, no cistern). Any info on these items would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Jeff

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Iris Tramm
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There is garbage pick up if you pay for it (i.e., it is private, not government-run). If you don't want to pay for it, you bag it, put it in your car, and drive it to a dump.

ETA: I live in town and couldn't tell you the nearest dump, as I have paid pick up. I'm guessing no matter where you go, it's gonna be a haul from town. East End is waaaay out there in Cotton Valley, there's the one off of Midland (which never feels safe) and then the other one in Peter's Rest across from the Cool Out. I am unaware of any closer options.

Also? It really sucks if you forget your garbage in the trunk of your car for an afternoon in the sun.

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SkysTheLimit
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Quote " there's the one off of Midland (which never feels safe) "

Been using this dump "bin site" for years. The guys that hang out never seem to bother anyone. They are happy to help you unload for some spare change. But I do understand your comment. Kinda sketchy to see a filthy individual diving through the trash. Some have set up "homes" in the bush just a few feet away. They have all the comforts of home. Except a roof, electricity, and running water. But they do have couches, beds, tvs, stereos................................... Lot's of "recycling" going on.

We don't live in town but we have trash pick up from VI Regulated Waste. Weekly PU is $18.50 per month. Well worth it too!!!

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stiphy
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Actually, in town there is trash pick up and water service. I lived in (and still have a property in Tulipan) and have both of these services. Water is through Wapa and trash is paid for by government. I also got mail to my door in Tulipan.

Outside of "town" which is most of the island you are on your own for trash service. You can use Bates, Dans or a few others and they will do pickup, it ranges in price, not sure how much I'm paying right now as my wife took care of it. Think you can get once a week service for like $65/month though.

Sean

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Iris Tramm
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Actually, in town there is trash pick up and water service. I lived in (and still have a property in Tulipan) and have both of these services. Water is through Wapa and trash is paid for by government. I also got mail to my door in Tulipan.

I live in C'sted and would LOVE the number of the government agency that picks up your trash for free. Seriously. I'm gonna call 'em and get rid of the guys we're paying.

I do not get mail delivered to my address, but they do deliver it down the hill. I just figured they didn't want to walk up it.

I know of some other people in other places on the island who do, in fact, get FREE trash pickup. They don't know how it started and they don't want it to stop. So they just don't say anything and hope it will continue forever.

For most of us, though, "dump run" makes its way into our vocabulary pretty quickly.

Re: the Midland Road site. Yeah, it's weird. Maybe it's a being a single, white, female thing and not being able to dump my trash without being stared at by dozens of people waiting to pounce on what I'm pitching. No one's ever threatened me there, but when I tell people I occasionally use that dump, I get LOOKS like ... giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, did you bring the machete? I feel like prey there, and it creeps me out. But, yeah, no actual threats. YMMV

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