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Types of waste

Types of waste delivered from ships to port reception facilities

Waste generated during standard ship operation is collected by port reception facilities. Waste generated by ships are classified according to the Polish law the basis of the Catalogue of waste by the waste collecting company. This category includes:

  1. OIL WASTE AND ITS MIXTURES WITH WATER (Annex I of MARPOL Convention):
    1. oily bilge waters,
    2. oily residues (sludge),
    3. others, e.g. used oil,
  2. SEWAGE (annex IV of MARPOL Convention)
  3. WASTE GENERATED ON BOARD (Annex V of MARPOL Convention and cargo related waste, non-cargo related waste) so called "GARBAGE":
    1. plastic (A),
    2. food waste (B),
    3. domestic wasteothers (C), e.g. paper products, rags, glass, metals, bottles, crockery, etc.,
    4. cooking oil (D),
    5.  incineration ashes (E),
    6. Operational wastes (F), e.g. solid oily waste, oily cleaning agents, oily rags, fuel and oil filters,batteries, accumulators, paint and varnish waste, fluorescent lamps containing mercury, etc., 
    7. gastronomic waste of 1 category (B) - food waste containing animal by-products, waste generated in international transport that is onboard of ships arriving from third countries (not EU member countries).
  4. EXHAUST GAS CLEANING RESIDUES (Annex VI of MARPOL Convention)
    1. catalysts, soot, filters, etc.