Statia Waste Solutions collecting garbage in a St. Eustatius neighbourhood.
EUSTATIUS–The Finance Department of St. Eustatius will start implementing the Waste Ordinance by sending out quarterly tax assessments to private persons, businesses and organisations. Payment is due before the end of the second month of the respective quarter.
The public entity of Statia was tardy with dispersing the new assessments because the new tariff system needed to be drafted and assessed. As a result, payment of the waste collection fee for the first quarter of 2019, which runs from January 1 to March 31, will be due before April 30, 2019.
The second quarter bill, which covers the period of April 1 to June 30, will be scheduled for payment by June 30.
The third quarter invoice for July, August and September must be settled by August 31, and the fourth quarter payment for October, November and December must be made by November 30.
If the due date has passed without payment, a notice will be sent out at an extra cost of US $8.
Any person unable to comply with the quarterly payments can make a payment agreement with the Finance Unit. Clients who are not financially stable may seek assistance from the Directorate of Society and Welfare. These persons will have to provide proof of the inability to cover the payment for waste collection.
Several persons have already started paying the waste collection fees. These amounts will be deducted from the upcoming tax assessment.
The Finance Department has indicated that the first names or initials of private persons have not been mentioned in the first quarter tax assessment. This will be corrected in the second quarter assessment, the Finance Department stated.
The Finance Department is currently in the process of sending out the invoices for the garbage collection fees, which are based on several categories. All invoices are expected to be sent out via e-mail or postal services no later than the end of next week.
Persons or businesses who are of the opinion that they are being charged for an incorrect category may bring their concerns to the attention of the Finance Department by sending an e-mail to
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/86511-tax-assessments-for-waste-collection-and-processing