Aircraft Waste Disposal

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

Sewage

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 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.

Ship Waste Disposal

A ship staying in Bermuda’s territorial waters for a cumulative total of 7 days or longer within one year must apply for an Operating Licence for a Controlled Plant  (including electrical and steam generators, sewage treatment plants, incinerators, oily water separators, plants for the processing of gravel, sand, or soil) prior to the ship’s arrival in Bermuda.

Exceptions will be considered for those ships calling into Bermuda’s ports in emergency situations. Operating licences are not required for engines used solely for propulsion.

What is the definition of a ship?

A ship is defined as a seagoing steamer, motor or sailing ship. This includes hydrofoil boats, air-cushion vehicles, submersibles, floating craft and fixed or floating platforms. It does not include small craft usually plying the waters of Bermuda.

All ships of 400 gross tonnage and above and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more, and every fixed or floating platform engaged in exploration and exploitation of the seabed shall submit a Mandatory Advanced Notification Form to discharge waste.

Waste disposal

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.

You 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.

 

Waste contractors collecting waste

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

 

Apply for a Construction Permit and Operating Licence

To apply for a construction permit or operating licence for a controlled plant you must complete the application and submit it with the appropriate fee.

Drop off the application forms in person at one of the following locations:

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Botanical Gardens 169 South Road, Paget

or

General Administration Building, 30 Parliament St, Pembroke

Fees

These fees are in effect as of 1 April 2016:

  • Operating licence : $82 annually
  • Construction permit: $190

You can pay the licencing clerks and they can check to see that all information is in order without otherwise causing delays to the process.

To complete this application, you will need to make sure you have the following information:

  • Agent mailing address and contact information

  • Details on proposed location of controlled plant

  • Details on the type of controlled plant

  • Information on electrical generators

  • Information on sewage treatment plants

Construction permits must be advertised in the Official Gazette for potential objections and opportunities for rebuttal. The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources may also contact you for additional technical information.