Notification of ship-generated waste and cargo must be submitted to Port Control no later than 24 hours before ship’s arrival at Port, or immediately upon departure from the previous port of call, if travel time is less than 24 hours. The notification must be provided by the captain of a ship arriving at Port, or a person authorised by the captain.

The delivery of water used for washing cargo tanks must be reported 72 hours before the ship arrives at the Port. If the ship oil or bilge water is known to contain chemicals or other forbidden substances, it is essential that this is reported in advance.

Ship-generated waste must be placed, duly sorted, in the locations indicated for that purpose. If a ship fails to comply with the instructions, the ship/shipping company is liable for any expenses caused.

A waste disposal fee in accordance with the current price list is levied from all ships visiting the Port of Oulu. No waste disposal fee is levied from ships that have been exempted from the fee by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi.

Waste management in the Port of Oulu is guided by the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates. The Port’s waste management plan and instructions for waste disposal have been drawn up in compliance with them.

Port Control, contact information

tel. +358 44 703 2759

Fax: +358 8 557 2040

satamavalvojat(at)ouluport.com

VHF: channels 12 and 16
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Notification of ship-generated waste

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Waste Sorting Instructions

+Combustible waste

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • textiles, coffee packs
  • plastic (including PVC)
  • CDs and jewel cases
  • broken dishes, small pieces of ceramic, mirror glass or china

No:

  • hazardous waste
  • reusable waste (whenever possible)
  • metal and glass
+Hazardous waste

Handling in the Port: Chemicals must be contained in their original packaging and must never be allowed to mix.

Yes:

  • waste oil and oil filters
  • used batteries and battery fluids
  • paint, glue, varnish as well as containers with traces of these substances
  • solvents, such as turpentine, paint thinner, acetone or petrolcoolants, brake and clutch fluids
  • fluorescent strip lights, compact fluorescent lights and miniature lamps
  • pressure-impregnated timber
  • electronic equipment
  • class I waste
+Waste paper

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • flyers and envelopes (including envelopes with windows)
  • phone books, old books with covers removed
  • copying paper and other office paper, printouts (including coloured paper)

No:

  • paper that is wet or dirty
  • flyers and leaflets wrapped in plastic
  • aluminium-, plastic- or wax-coated paper
+Paperboard and cardboard

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • milk, juice, cream and other cartons
  • cartons with a plastic screwtop
  • aluminium-lined cartons
  • cereal and biscuit boxes
  • sugar and flour bags
  • corrugated cardboard, brown cardboard, kraft paper and brown paper bags

No:

  • cardboard that is wet or dirty
  • foil-lined cartons
  • styrofoam
  • paper
+Glass

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • clean coloured or clear glass
  • glass bottles and jars

No:

  • windows, metal-reinforced or laminated glass (e.g. car windows)
  • opal glass, porcelain or ceramics
  • light bulbs, fluorescent strip lights, compact fluorescent lights
  • heat-resistant glass (oven pans, coffee pots)
  • mirror glass, crystal
+Biowaste

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • food scraps and foodstuffs
  • fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells
  • tea leaves and coffee grounds with filters
  • kitchen paper, paper napkins
  • egg cartons

No:

  • plastic, rubber
  • metal
  • textiles, leather,
  • glass, ceramics,
  • cigarette butts, ashes, lime
  • hazardous waste
  • vacuum cleaner bags
+Wood

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • untreated wood
  • planks and boards
  • pallets
  • clean wood with nails in it

No:

  • chipboard, plywood
  • painted, varnished or waxed wood
  • pressure-impregnated timber
  • rotten wood
+Metal

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container marked with the waste component in question.

Yes:

  • metal tins, lids and bottle caps
  • metal tools, parts of machinery
  • metal household ware, clean foil and aluminium dishes
  • pots, frying pans
  • empty paint tins, with no traces of paint even in gel form
  • metal furniture parts
  • small metal objects
+Sewage

Handling in the Port: Report to Port Control.

+Pyrotechnical equipment

Handling in the Port: Report to Port Control. Port Control will forward the items to the police.

+Class I waste

Food waste from ships operating outside the EU. (EC) Animal By-products Regulation No. 1069/2009.

Handling in the Port: Must be placed in the waste container located in the hazardous waste container.