Ship waste management

Waste is collected from sea ships at the Port of Gdańsk in accordance with the Act of 12 May 2022 on port facilities for collecting waste and the rules set out in the “Port plan for the management of waste from ships” approved by the decision of the Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship No. DROŚ-S.7240.7.2023.KP of 12.02.2024.

Port of Gdańsk Authority SA ensures the collection of the following generated as a result of operation of sea ships, as listed in the MARPOL 73/78 Convention:

  • Waste oils and mixtures thereof
  • Solid waste
  • Sanitary sewage
  • Residues from flue gas treatment
  • Cargo residues

Substances that deplete the ozone layer

The Port of Gdańsk Authority SA does not collect waste containing substances that deplete the ozone layer. An entity performing repair, replacement, assembly or disassembly of the ship’s devices and systems containing controlled substances specified in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer (OJ L UE.L 286, 2009 p. 1) is obliged to ensure the collection of waste generated during its operations.

Food waste

The PGA SA would like to inform that in compliance with Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation) – category 1 catering waste needs to be placed in sealed new packaging or covered, non-returnable leak-proof containers provided with a label reading “cat.1 – strictly to removal”.
The PGA SA would also like to remind that it is mandatory to notify the intention to dispose of category 1 waste in the PHICS system.

    Municipal waste management

    On 19/07/2019, the Polish Sejm passed an amendment to the Polish Law of 13 September 1996 on the maintenance of municipal order and sanitation. Considering the enactment of the Law’s amendment and Bylaw no. XVII/425/19 of the Gdańsk City Council of 28/11/2019 based on the amendment and concerning “The selection of municipal waste management fee determination method, the municipal waste management fee rate determination method for occupied properties, and the municipal waste management fee calculation for properties partly occupied and those partly unoccupied and generating municipal waste”, we would hereby like to advise that from 1 February 2020, it is a legal obligation to segregate municipal waste into 5 categories of materials: glass, paper, metals & plastics, bio waste, and residuals.