Sick and tired of tossing that stinky bag of trash into your Jeep and hauling it over to the nearest dumpster? Villa owners, looking to provide a new service to your guests? Well today we’ve got some good news for all of you.
St. John Valet Waste Services is a new company that’s about to launch on island, and they’re ready to do your dirty work. Looking for someone to pick up your trash twice a week? Maybe even five days a week? They’re your guys. Have a bag full of empty cans and bottles (that’s pretty much all of us!) and you’d prefer to recycle them rather than simply tossing them in the trash? Maybe you have some bulk waste like an old couch or a broken appliance? Well look no further because these guys are going to take care of all of that and more.
Beginning next week, St. John Valet Waste Services will be available to help with all of your trash needs. All you have to do is tell them when and where to pick up your trash, and they’ll take care of it. And the best part is that they’re not going to simply drop it off at the closest dumpster; they’re going to bring it directly to the transfer station. That means less garbage left along our roadways, which leads to a more beautiful island.
They’re also partnering with the Island Green Living Association (IGLA), so all of the recyclables they pick up will be taken directly to IGLA’s recycling center, thus keeping these items out of our landfills.
This service is being offered to residents, both full time and seasonal, guests to the island who prefer not to handle their own trash and to villa owners who’d like to add an extra service to their guests.
Rates start at $40 a week and increase depending on frequency of pickups. Discounts are available to villa owners and management associations that sign on multiple properties. Discounts are also available to those who sign up for monthly or annual services.
For more information on St. John Valet Waste Services, please visit its website at www.stjvaletwaste.com
7 thoughts on “Your Trash Hauling Days = Over!”
What a great idea!
Thanks Homer!! ; )
Can anyone help VIWMA move the trash OUT of the Transfer Station (it is a TRANSFER Station after all) so it doesn’t pile up into enormous mountains of unsightly, unhealthy trash?
Good morning! Thank you for the feedback. That is a great question and a concern that is very high up on our list. We’ve partnered with Island Green Living Association to ramp up the recycling efforts and promote overall green living on the island. They have a can crusher on island now, with glass, plastics, and cardboard soon to follow. We will also provide pick up of items that can be reused, such as construction materials, old appliances, etc. and bring them to IGLA’s ReSource Depot (Link: http://www.igbavi.org/green/resource-depot-2/) – keeping these items out of the transfer station, and subsequently, keep them from being taken to the landfill on St. Thomas.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything else you need!
So glad this long needed service is coming to our island! I especially like how you are going to be proactive about a better way for all this to be handled, and be green doing it! You talk trash indeed!
Awesome idea. I can cross that off my list of ideas I can’t use to rid me of this boring continental life. I almost snapped my elbow in half carrying 2 big bags of crap out the Jeep window this past June. Definitely ingenious idea. Good luck!
Thanks!! We appreciate the support and kind words!
We all know that feeling! That is just one of the problems we’re trying to solve; after all, it’s hard to snorkel with your arm in a cast! Let us know what we can do for you!