Derelict vehicles are processed after being removed from areas across the territory during the government’s “Retire Your Ride” campaign. (Photo: GIS).

Since launching the “Retire Your Ride” campaign in August, the Solid Waste Department has removed nearly 300 derelict vehicles from areas across the territory, according to Waste Management Director Marcus Solomon.

More are set to be removed in the coming days.

“From Aug. 16 to now, we have tagged 347 derelict vehicles and removed 271 based on information shared by the public,” Mr. Solomon said in an Oct. 11 press release. “We cannot underestimate the importance of this accomplishment, and we just wanted to take time out [to] show appreciation to the community and to encourage them to continue to partner with us to ensure a cleaner, greener and more beautiful BVI.”

Mr. Solomon — who took up his post in July — added that many of the vehicles were recovered with the help of residents.

“From the moment that the campaign launched, the department’s phone and email have been inundated with community-minded individuals pointing them in the right direction to the derelicts throughout the community,” he said.

Reporting derelicts

Information regarding tagged vehicles — whether they are located on private or public property — can be accessed using the Derelict Removal Information System website at

The site includes photos of vehicles that have been tagged.

Residents are still urged to continue to identify derelict vehicles on private and public property and report them to the Department of Waste Management at 468-4934,, or via the BVIGov-ReportIt app.

Each report should include location information and a photo if possible, according to the department.