Garbage

GENERAL MONITORING OF GARBAGE AT PORTS AND AIRPORTS

STEPS PROCEDURE FOR MONITORING GARBAGE
1 Make regular checks on security of garbage [regulated articles] on ships, wharves and at airports. Check the following:

  • that all garbage receptacles have lids on and are secured;
  • that all garbage is stored in drums, kept wholly within the vessel;
  • that leak-proof garbage drums are used; and

there is restricted access for animals/birds/humans.

2 If problems are found, advise the ship’s master, harbourmaster or airport manager, as appropriate, to take corrective action.
3 Make regular checks on the incinerator facility for:

  • restricted access to animals/birds/humans. Garbage MUST NOT be left in exposed containers or in the open. Garbage in plastic bags MUST be placed into secure bins to prevent access by animals.
  • cleanliness of the facility. Ensure that garbage is either burnt daily or stored in sealed containers until it can be burnt.
  • unburnt material in ash. If found, direct for reburning.
  • correct disposal of ash. Properly burnt ash does not present a quarantine risk. If ash is not properly burnt it should be either re-burnt or deep buried under at least 1 metre of soil.
  • stealing of items from garbage. All reasonable steps should be taken to ensure that stealing does not occur. ‘Reasonable steps’ might include:
  • the use of lockable garbage containersp
  • garbage to be stored in a fenced areap
  • daily destruction of garbage; and
  • chemical treatment of garbage (using Psillin).

 

 

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