–Disposal of Garbage

use port facilities

 

DON’T:

  • Don’t allow plastics or packing materials to go overboard.
  • Don’t throw anything overboard on your own. All discharges must be approved by officers and properly logged.
  • Don’t discharge non-food/non-plastic garbage larger than 25 millimeters within 12 nautical miles of shore or within a Special Area.
  • Don’t discharge food waste smaller than 25 millimeters within 3 nautical miles of shore outside Special Areas, or within 12 miles of shore inside Special Areas.
  • Don’t discharge food larger than 25 millimeters within 12 nautical miles of shore anywhere.

DO:

  • Use port facilities for garbage and recyclables.
  • Recycle.
  • Follow ship procedures for separating plastics, recyclables and other garbage types.
  • Dispose of excess packaging before bringing items aboard ship.
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