Garbage management plan



  • All ships of 100 gross tonnage and above, every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more and every fixed or floating platform must carry a garbage management plan on board.
  • Which includes written procedures for minimizing, collecting, storing, processing and disposing of garbage, including the use of the equipment on board (regulation 10.2).
  • The garbage management plan must designate the person responsible for the plan and be written in the working language of the crew.
  • Resolution MEPC.220(63) provides the 2012 Guidelines for the development of garbage management plans.

An approved garbage management plan must consist of the following-

  • Ships details.
  • Overview of Annex V of MARPOL.
  • List of Equipments for handling garbage on ship.
  • Placards to be posted for disposal criteria.
  • Possible local recycling arrangements.
  • Written procedures for Collecting Garbage.
  • Garbage segregation description to avoid intermixing of garbage which includes Identification of suitable receptacles for collection & separation.
  • Garbage processing methods available on the ship.
  • Garbage storing methods and garbage station.
  • Garbage disposal methods.
  • Entry to be made in garbage record book.
  • Emergency and accidental discharge criteria.
  • Needs of the reception facilities.
  • Identify the available operating & maintenance procedures of collecting equipment on board.
  • Describe the training or education programs to facilitate the processing of garbage.
  • Identify the location of each collection point.

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