So Cal Ship Services

Waste Management



Ship Services provides trash, foreign garbage and oil waste removal by launch and trash and foreign garbage removal by truck. Foreign garbage is all food waste, associated food packing material, including plastic food wrappers, beverage cans and containers (i.e., any item contaminated by food). Foreign garbage is regulated by Customs Border Protections (CBP). Trash includes cardboard, packing material, ash and general refuse that is generated by normal ship operations. It does not include dunnage, lashing or other items generated in the course of ship’s cargo. Oil waste includes oily rags, wipers, drained filters and absorbents.

All trash, garbage and waste are subject to prior approval and may require prior inspection and profiling before acceptance and removal. Other types of trash that require prior approval include, but may not be limited to oily waste, batteries, non-regulated medicine, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, dunnage or scrap.

Trash, garbage and oil waste shall be double bagged and shall not weigh more than 40 pounds each. Any substantial quantity of oil waste (more than three bags) should be in drums. Drums need to be DOT approved with a secured closed open-top. Drums are available upon request.

Prior notice is required to ensure CBP notification and to ensure an appropriate required spill kit is onboard a truck or launch for transportation of regulated trash.

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