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Aircraft environmental policy and waste disposal

Any aircraft staying in Bermuda for a cumulative total of 7 days or longer within one year must apply for an Operating Licence for a Controlled Plant.


The maximum allowed sulphur content in fuel for a Controlled Plant is 2.0%, according to Bermuda’s Clean Air Act 1991.

Discharge of liquid effluent

Liquid effluent shall not be discharged onto the ground or into Bermuda’s territorial waters without the prior approval of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, according to Bermuda’s Water Resources Act 1975.

Liquid effluent includes:

  • raw sewage;
  • grey water;
  • pulper wastes;
  • photo-processing fluids.

Liquid effluent may be disposed at appropriate reception facilities shown in the table below.

Waste disposal

Solid wastes from an aircraft shall be separated into municipal, recyclable, hazardous, bulky and biomedical wastes.

Waste Type

Reception Facility

Contact Number


Tynes Bay Septage Facility

(441) 278-0560 or

(441) 501-3029

Municipal, non-hazardous and combustible wastes (paper, plastics and food)

Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility

(441) 278-0560

Recyclable materials (tin, aluminium and glass)

Material Recovery Facility

(441) 278-5366

Hazardous Wastes (oils, greases, mercury-containing items, flares, paints, batteries, fluorescent lamps, oxidizers, chemicals with a caution or warning label)

Special Waste Facility

(441) 234-5184 or

(441) 501-3026

Non-combustible, non-hazardous bulky wastes

Airport Waste Management Facility

(441) 292-7454

Biomedical Wastes

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH)

(441) 236-2345

Biomedical waste

Biomedical waste is waste that is contaminated with bodily fluids, including medical sharps and dressing saturated with blood. These are to be delivered to the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Point Finger Road, Paget, for disposal.

Aircraft maintenance

Maintenance of engines and handling of oils, greases, fuels, hydraulic fluids and coolants must be performed in a covered area over an impervious surface.

The aircraft shall not be spray painted unless the owner/operator is in possession of a valid Operating Licence issued by the Environmental Authority.  

Spills or leakages

Any spill onto the ground shall be cleaned up in accordance with Bermuda’s Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) guidelines.

Spills or leakages of one US gallon or more must be reported via email to as soon as practicable and within four hours. 

Any spillage or leakage that enters the water (fresh or salt) must be immediately reported to Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre by phone at (441) 297-1010 or email at Appropriate measures shall be taken in a timely manner, including booming, recovery of products.

Aircraft shall not release any ozone-depleting substances to the atmosphere or other Controlled Chemicals (Clean Air Act 1991 and Clean Air Regulations 1993)