Waste Management Plan

The main focus of the Marina's waste management plan is to help protect the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible. Primarily, we ask our customers to adopt and adhere to our plan and correctly use the clearly identifiable recycling facilities which can be found at strategic points in the Marina.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The Marina's Environmental Policy outlines some of the measures taken to reduce our carbon footprint. A list of recyclable items has been issued to all berth holders and is displayed within the main recycling area.

By clearly identifying the facilities currently available within the Marina and disposing of all waste responsibly, we are confident we can reduce our carbon footprint and maintain a clean / safe site for the benefit of our customers and visitors.

The Marina's Environmental Policy outlines some of the measures taken to reduce our carbon footprint. A list of recyclable items has been issued to all berth holders and is displayed within the main recycling area.

By clearly identifying the facilities currently available within the Marina and disposing of all waste responsibly, we are confident we can reduce our carbon footprint and maintain a clean / safe site for the benefit of our customers and visitors.

Domestic Waste

A 1,000 litre (green) bin can be found on the quayside and is for domestic waste only (see enclosure). It is emptied on a weekly basis by Waveney Norse Limited.

Recycled Waste

A 1,000 litre (blue) bin is located on the quayside and is for most items to be recycled (see enclosure). It is emptied on a fortnightly basis by Waveney Norse Limited.

Controlled waste transfer notes are retained and we periodically check that Waveney Norse Limited hold the appropriate Environmental Permit and Waste Carriers' licence.

Wood

'Virgin' wood can be left in the main bin area for recycling and is subsequently made available to berth holders for word burners. Virgin timber is of the type from forestry works or virgin wood processing such as wood off cuts, shavings or saw dust from sawmills or timber product manufacture dealing in virgin timber or cuttings and brash from tree felling or other forestry management operations (EA 2012).

Spill kits

Spill kits and instructions for their use are kept at the northern end of the quay (outside main wc area). The Marina Manager should be notified of any spillages.

Litter bins

Litter bins are located at strategic points around the Marina (by picnic benches) and are emptied into the main general waste bin (green) on a regular basis.

Waste Oil / batteries / flares

Disposal facilities for waste oil and batteries are located at the northern end of the main quay (Hazardous Waste reference OCG551). The bunded waste oil tank is emptied on an adhoc basis by CPS Fuels. Batteries are collected by Waveney Norse Limited and out of date flares by the Marine Safety Centre.

Bilge / black water

Pumping facilities are not currently available within the Marina but can be found in various locations locally. Customers are prohibited from pumping bilge water into the Marina unless it is free from oil for which treatment devices are commonly available.

The Marina's Terms and Conditions strictly prohibit the use of ship's toilets within the Marina and its confines (on shore facilities are available).

Dog Waste

A dedicated dog waste bin is positioned at the entrance to the pontoons and customers are asked to clear up after their dogs.

Other waste

Arrangements can be made for the correct and, wherever possible, environmentally friendly disposal of most waste. Registered local carriers are used for other items such as glass, electrical equipment, printer cartridges, batteries, oily rags, light bulbs & engine filters.

There are no boatyard facilities and as such details for the disposal of 'detritus' associated with such activities are not included within this document.

We will periodically review the availability of recycling facilities available within the local area and add provisions for our customers to recycle more waste where possible.