Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Department of Waste Management
Waste Management
Release Date:
Wednesday, 29 May 2024 - 12:56pm

The Department of Waste Management is set to relaunch its house to house garbage collection programme for a period of four months from 3rd June until 30th September. Director, Mr. Marcus Solomon said the pilot programme will service persons in portions of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. Mr. Solomon said, “The information that we will be collecting through this pilot programme will help to inform garbage collection strategies for the next three to four years.” He added, “We want to see if we can reduce the need for public bins, which can be seen as unsightly and a public health concern.”

Mr. Solomon said pilot communities are asked to participate by putting their garbage preferably in a trash bin and placing it outside for collection on the scheduled day and times. 

“We have also labelled every community dumpster on Tortola and the dumpsters in the pilot area will be removed because we want full participation,” Mr. Solomon explained.

In terms of expansion of the programme, the Director said that its longevity will depend solely on the output from this pilot programme.  “We tried it during COVID 19 and we had some positive feedback, we want to see if this type of collection programme can be sustainable.

We are asking the pilot communities for their full participation as we continue to progress towards a cleaner greener BVI,” Mr. Solomon stated.


Collection will be done On Tortola, in the following communities:



Collection Schedule

Bin(s) Impacted


Spy Glass Hill (East Side)

Monday/Thursday before 10:00 a.m.



Lower Estate Road, Long Bush and Main Street

Daily after 6:00 p.m.

#21, #30, #32


Tobacco Wharf

Tuesday and Friday before 10:00 a.m.



Jean hill, Fish Bay and Kingston (select areas)

Monday and Thursday before 10:00 a.m.



Josiahs Bay (Select Areas)

Tuesday and Friday before 10:00 a.m.



Sabbath Hill

Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 6:00 p.m.



Handsome Bay Virgin Gorda

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.



Great Harbour/Great Harbour Hill Jost Van Dyke

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.


The Department of Waste Management is committed to ensuring that the natural beauty of the Territory is enhanced by utilising state of the art waste management technology to ensure timely collection, disposal, and where possible, the recycling of waste.



Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286