Waste Disposal

In compliance with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 (as amended) the Shetland Islands Council has prepared a Port Waste Management Plan for its ports.

The facilities provided at its ports and harbours by the Council to meet its obligations are the result of discussion with the various interested parties, including the port users.

Vessels calling at Council operated facilities must notify the port authorities in advance of arrival, using the form referred to in Regulation 11 of Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 (as amended), of the quantities of waste to be landed ashore.

The waste facilities provided are for ships’ garbage and food waste only. The local agents should be contacted to make arrangements for landing any other types of waste.

Ship’s costs for the provision of waste facilities are included in the port dues.

 

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