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Deadline for Debris Pickup in U.S. Virgin Islands Extended to March 7

Release date: 
February 6, 2018
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ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for debris pickup on public rights-of-way in St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The new deadline for collection is March 7, 2018.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works to remove rights-of-way debris on St. Thomas and St. John. The debris collection process on St. Croix is managed by the Department of Public Works and the Waste Management Authority.


All debris should be separated into categories (vegetation, electronic waste, white goods, construction debris) and placed at the roadside.



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(TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).


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Last Updated: 
February 7, 2018 - 08:47