Disposal of Waste at the Incinerator.


Step 1:  Garbage (household waste, business waste, yard clearing) is collected by garbage trucks or individuals and brought to the incinerator.

Step 2:  The weight of the garbage is recorded.

Step 3:  The garbage trucks or individuals are directed to the "tipping" floor where the garbage is dumped.

Step 4:  The garbage is pushed into the incinerator.  (If a special request is made for the immediate incineration of materials (sensitive wastes) the request is fulfilled).

Step 5:  The ash from the incinerator is automatically loaded onto a conveyor belt.

Step 6:  The ash is loaded into trucks and dumped in the back area of the plant and covered with dirt.

Turn Around Time

One Day

Additional Notes

Persons with special types of waste for example asbestos, must notify the Department at least two weeks prior to disposal. Persons who would like immediate processing for items such as office files and bio waste should contact the Department prior to disposal at the incinerator.

Department Contact Information

Department of Waste Management

P.O. Box 3477
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (
British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Main Office
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Daily 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Email Address: dwm@gov.vg

Main Office
Telephone:1(284) 468-4934
Fax:1(284) 468-4070

Telephone:1(284) 468-4069