Domestic Waste Disposal
On Port Company operated berths, waste bins are available for the disposal of ships' domestic refuse at the locations indicated on the Environmental Information Sheet. The quayside waste bins are for ships' domestic waste and must NOT be used for the disposal of oily waste (including rags, batteries, paint tins and filters).
Domestic waste that has either originated from non-European Union (EU) countries or is on a vessel which has called at a non-EU port in the last two years will be treated as International Catering Waste (ICW) which is a Category 1 Waste. This waste must be separately declared and the Port Company will provide a special container.
Large quantities of domestic refuse (in excess of 1000 litres) and other wastes including oily waste, cargo residues and cargo-associated waste must be collected separately and this should be arranged through the Ship's Agent.
All ships are required to notify their Agents, prior to arrival, of the quantities of waste to be landed at the Port. This should be done using the form available in MGN253. All waste must be declared and landed unless the declaration includes estimates of retained waste and there is sufficient capacity on board for this. Berth operators and private berth owners operate waste reception facilities provided under their own Waste Management Plans. Contact the berth operator for details.
Water supplies can be ordered from Essex & Suffolk Water Company.
Sewerage disposal can be arranged through a number of local waste disposal firms.
General Welfare Information
An informative guide to other welfare facilities useful to seafarers.