Various activities within the port generate different types of residual waste. For example, oil or waste specific to shipping, such as bilge water (oil-water mixture in the engine room). There are various facilities for the sustainable and efficient collection of ship-generated waste from inland navigation.

In Antwerp

There are three permanent waste parks in the Antwerp port area. In addition, on the Right Bank, the bilge barge can also be used.

Waste collection centres

There are several waste collection centres in the port area were barge operators are able to discard their domestic and dangerous waste.

 

Opening hours:

From Monday to Friday between 7:30 and 15:15.

On the left bank of the Scheldt:

  • K1552 – Kallopark* (oily, greasy and miscellaneous ship's waste)

 

*The Shipping management department laid down temporary restrictions for the accessibility of the waste collection centre in Kallo: barges up to 140 m with a maximum draught of 4.25 m.

On the right bank of the Scheldt:

  • K75 – Noordkasteelpark (oily, greasy and miscellaneous ship's waste)
  • K601 – Lillopark (oily, greasy and miscellaneous ship's waste)
  • Royers lock (domestic ship's waste, temporarily out of order)

The following waste is collected

Only waste materials and quantities originating from normal operational activities of an inland vessel can be accepted upon presentation of the ECO card

Oily and greasy ship waste
  • solid waste containing oil and grease (rags, absorbents, oily cleaning waste, oil-stained materials, etc.)
  • waste oil in small packaging
  • oil and air filters
  • propeller shaft and lubricant greases
Other ship waste
Miscellaneous small hazardous ship waste
  • empty packaging containing residues of hazardous chemicals
  • paint/varnish/lacquer residues
  • hardened/pastey paints/glues/resins and solid paint containing cleaning waste
  • aerosols
  • acids and bases (battery acid, sulphuric acid, fixer solutions, drain cleaner, caustic soda, ammonia etc.)
  • solvents in small packaging (thinners, turpentine, linseed oil, white spirit, etc.)
  • lead-acid batteries and batteries
  • discarded electric and electronic equipment
  • TL tubes
Non-hazardous ship waste
  • domestic general waste
  • paper and cardboard
  • coarse ship's waste (nooses, fenders etc.)
  • wood
  • glass (no float glass)

The following waste is not collected

  • cargo-related waste
  • bilge water
  • restaurant waste and domestic refuse of passengers of restaurant and passenger vessels
  • all other waste products not in the list of permitted waste products

Conditions

  • The waste collection centres are for barge operators only.
  • The offerer of hazardous waste makes sure the packaging of the waste products complies with the applicable government regulations.
  • The delivery of bilge water and oil is free with delivery of a volume of 1,000 to 6,000 litres per collection. If the barge operator wants to release more bilge water and/or oil, the processing of the additional volume will be charged. If less than 1,000 litres is delivered the collection is also charged.
  • The oil-delivery booklet or the ECO card serve as identification for the right to free delivery. Waste from a ship which is clearly part of the barge fleet but which does not have an oil delivery booklet or an ECO card may only be received in accordance with national regulations. Such delivery must be followed by a declaration of the collection facility to the national institute.
  • The barge operator meticulously follows the instructions of the agent of the collection facility.
  • The barge operator respects the guidelines shown at the collection facilities via guidelines/sorting panels.
  • Waste products are not mixed with other waste products.

Bilge barge

Bilge water (oil-water mixture in the engine room) - and ship's waste and domestic waste - of barges is collected in the Port of Antwerp by barge. The port dues include a contribution towards the collection. Calling the bilge barge is possible starting from 1,000 litres bilge water.

Hours

  • From Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00
  • Request before 12.00u = collection on the same day
  • Request after 12.00 = collection on the next working day before 12:00

Locations

  • Kanaaldok B1, B2, B3
  • 2nd, 3th, 4th, 5th and 6th Havendok
  • Albertdok
  • Amerikadok
  • Bevrijdingsdok
  • Churchilldok
  • Hansadok
  • Industriedok
  • Leopolddok
  • Marshalldok
  • Waiting dock for bargers

The following waste is collected

The following waste is collected
  • bilge water (min. 1,000l)
  • waste oil in bulk
  • solid waste containing oil and grease (rags, absorbents, oily cleaning waste, oil-stained materials, etc.)
  • propeller shaft and lubricant greases
  • waste oil in small packaging
  • oil filters
Miscellaneous waste (only in small quantities)
  • residue of hardened/pastey paint/glues/resins and solid paint containing cleaning waste
  • empty packaging of hazardous chemicals
  • solvents in small packaging (thinners, turpentine, linseed oil, white spirit, etc.)
  • domestic general waste

The following waste is not collected

  • cargo-related waste
  • domestic waste water
  • restaurant waste and domestic refuse from restaurant and passenger vessels
  • all other waste products not in the list of permitted waste products

Conditions

  • The bilge barge is for barge operators only.
  • The offerer of hazardous waste makes sure the packaging of the waste products complies with the applicable government regulations.
  • The delivery of bilge water and oil is free with delivery of a volume of 1,000 to 6,000 litres per collection. If the barge operator wants to release more bilge water and/or oil, the processing of the additional volume will be charged. If less than 1,000 litres is delivered the collection is also charged.
  • The oil-delivery booklet or the ECO card serve as identification for the right to free delivery. Waste from a ship which is clearly part of the barge fleet but which does not have an oil delivery booklet or an ECO card may only be received in accordance with national regulations. Such delivery must be followed by a declaration of the collection facility to the national institute.
  • The barge operator meticulously follows the instructions of the agent of the collection facility.
  • The barge operator respects the guidelines shown at the collection facilities via guidelines/sorting panels.
  • Waste products are not mixed with other waste products

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