Waste Management Plans for Vessels 40’ and Longer:
Waste Management Plan for (Vessel Name):
Person in Charge:
Solid Waste Management Procedures:
If the vessel is within 12 miles of shore or returning to shore:
All refuse materials are put in garbage bags and stored on board until they can be disposed of in dumpsters on shore.
If the vessel is outside of 12 miles from shore and not returning to shore:
All the garbage with the exception of food materials and paper is put in a garbage bag to be hauled to the dockside trash receptacle at trip’s end. Food material and paper generated in the galley are collected in a bucket (or in a paper bag or cardboard box) and the bucket emptied over the side (or the food filled bag or box is thrown overboard) by a crew member.
At the beginning of each season all crew members are reminded of the refuse discharge laws and shown the MARPOL V placard posted in the galley. The crew is told that it is a vessel policy to stow all garbage materials on board except for food and paper when the vessel is outside of 12 miles. The captain orients all new crew and passengers to the rules governing the vessel including refuse laws and refuse handling.