Typhoon Dolphin recovery: Green waste and solid waste disposal
Burning green waste
The Guam Fire Department has permits allowing for the open burning of green waste. Residents can get a permit at the various fire stations. Burning must be done near a water source, such as a garden hose. Open burning of green waste is temporary. Typhoon Dolphin uprooted some trees and bushes, and tore off tree branches and leaves. As residents are cleaning their yards, the green waste is piling up, attracting rhino beetles and other animals and insects that might pose a threat to the safety and health of residents or the environment.
For those who do not want to burn green waste, the Department of Public Works has opened three areas for residents to dispose tree limbs and vegetation:
- The site of the old hospital, at Oka Point. Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Sunday.
- Ija, Inarajan. Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Saturday (closed on Sunday).
- Wusstig Rd., Dededo. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.,Monday – Saturday (closed on Sunday).
Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) customers can request collection service of appliances, mattresses, hot water heaters and other bulky and metallic waste by calling GSWA’s customer service center to make an appointment: 671-646-3111. If you are not a customer, you can register for these services for $25 by calling the customer service center.
Additionally, if you are not a customer of GSWA, you may contact your respective mayor’s office for more information regarding solid waste disposal.
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility is open for customers to dispose everyday toxic material. Customers are limited to 15 gallons or 100 pounds of household hazardous waste items per day. These items include but are not limited to:
- Garage items: battery acid, kerosene, batteries, brake fluid, gasoline and other fuels, paint, etc.
- Home & garden items: fertilizer, furniture polish, pool chemicals, weed killer, aerosol cans, etc.
- Smaller electronics: televisions, monitors, radios, cell phones, computers, printers, etc.
There is no charge for this service and it is only available for residential customers. The HHW is open Thursday – Monday, 9 a.m. – 5.p.m., closed Tuesday – Wednesday and on GovGuam holidays.
Guam Power Authority
As it is the weekend and holiday on Monday, customers are advised that any damage to their weather heads and/or meter boxes must first be repaired by the homeowner. As an option to facilitate quicker response to GPA customers, GPA has provided a list of approved master electricians for immediate certification inspections, as opposed to waiting until the Department of Public Works Permitting Office to reopen on Tuesday. This is a conditional term for this weekend and Memorial Day.
On Tuesday, normal operations will continue; once weather heads are repaired, you need to have it inspected by the Department of Public Works before GPA can repair or replace power lines leading to the house. DPW is expediting the permitting process.
For more information regarding power restoration, call GPA at 475-1472/3/4.
The Guam Housing Corp., Red Cross, Mayors’ Council of Guam and Guam Homeland Security are assessing shelterees’ homes and are working on transition plans with the displaced residents. Several families remain in the shelters as of this morning, that may change as more return to their homes.
Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation
Typhoon Dolphin damaged the phone systems at Department of Revenue and Taxation. They’re working to purchase new phones. In the meantime, they have temporary phones, the phone numbers, which are listed on their website also are listed below.
Director, John P. Camacho
Deputy Director, Marie Benito
Deputy Tax Commissioner, Paul Pablo
Chief of Administration, Edmon Villanueva
Banking Commissioner, Artemio Ilagan
Tax Enforcement Administrator, Herbert Fukuda
Disclosure Officer, Lawrence Terlaje
Regulatory Division Administrator, John Carlos
Passport Office: Christine Tudela (Supervisor)
Criminal Investigation Branch: Frank Blaz (Supervisor)
Tax Examination: Rose Salas (Supervisor)
Tax Collection: Stella San Nicolas (Acting Supervisor)
Income Tax Assistance and Processing: Antonette Donato (Acting Supervisor)
Business Privilege Tax (GRT): Barbara Lanada (Supervisor)
Central Files: Stella Torres (Acting Supervisor)
Real Property Tax Division: Katrina Hodges (Assessment Supervisor)
General Licensing & Registration (Business License): George Cruz (Supervisor)
Weights & Measures: Raymond Leon Guerrero (Supervisor)
DMV Driver's License Examination: Jesse Salas (Supervisor)
DMV Vehicle Registration: Steve Aguon (Supervisor)
Compliance (Alcohol Beverage Control): Joe San Agustin (Supervisor)
Pin Administrator, Trisia Paulino
Income Tax Assistance and Processing Office
Motor Vehicle Division
Tax Examination Office
General Licensing & Registration (Business License) Office
Business Privilege Tax (GRT) Office
Tax Collection office
Real Property Tax Division