Waste disposal for ships

Ships should be aware of Bermuda’s Environmental Policy for Ships, prior to entering Bermuda’s territorial waters.

Ships intending to delivery waste to Bermuda’s reception facilities must complete and submit the Mandatory Advanced Notification Form  at least 24 hours in advance of arrival or upon departure of previous port if the voyage is less than 24 hours.

For guidelines on how to correctly dispose of a wide range of materials please refer to What Goes Where?

Wastes should be segregated into the following waste types to align with Bermuda’s reception facilities:

Waste Type

Reception Facility

Contact Number

Combustible Waste (card, paper, plastic)

Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility

(441) 278-0560

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

Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility

(441) 278-0560

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

Recyclable Waste (Tins, Aluminium, Glass)

Materials Recovery Facility

(441) 278-5366

Sewage Sludge (By Vacuum Truck, <5m3 batches)

Tynes Bay Septage Facility

(441) 501-3029 or
(441) 278-0560

Non-combustible, non-hazardous bulky wastes

Airport Waste Management Facility

(441) 292-7454

Biomedical Wastes

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH)

(441) 236-2345

* Landing of Hazardous Wastes in Bermuda will incur full costs to repackage and ship back to the US to the EPA standards.

Discharging of wastes

Approval is required by the appropriate Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works prior to discharging wastes.

Superyachts shall not discharge untreated sewage within 12 nautical miles from the nearest land.

Smaller yachts shall abide by the Sewage Management for Boat Owners guide and shall use either shore-based pump out facilities or shall only discharge sewage when beyond 500 metres from the nearest point of land and when completely outside of enclosed water bodies such as the Great Sound, Little Sound, Harrington Sound and Castle Harbour.

Waste contractors collecting waste

Waste contractors must confirm the reception of waste using the Mandatory Receipt System for Waste Contractors Collecting Waste