Reporting the spillage of oil or other pollutants
In line with General Direction Number 50 no person shall pump or wilfully or carelessly allow to escape into the Harbour any dangerous or offensive matter.
This includes washing down decks after spillages of fuel, however small. Use absorbent cloth from the Harbour Office and dispose of it in the special bin provided.
All such incidents, including the spillage of oil or other marine pollutants into the Harbour, should be reported immediately to the Harbour Master, either via VHF channel 68, telephone to 01983 760321 or verbally to Harbour staff and an Incident Report form completed at the Harbour Office.
Delivery of Waste
Yarmouth Harbour offers a number of facilities for the collection and disposal of waste generated by vessels visiting the Harbour.
Collection sites are identified on the Harbour map but a summary would be:
Food waste from outside the EU
This must not be deposited in Yarmouth Harbour skips. Please contact the Harbour Office to make separate arrangements.
Skip located in our new recycling centre to the west of the Harbour Office.
No tyres, refrigerators, freezers, batteries, flares, asbestos or fire extinguishers, electrical equipment or other hazardous material.
The skip is now monitored by CCTV.
This may only be disposed of in the waste oil tank south of the Harbour Office. Please ask at Reception for details.
We can no longer accept flares.
Please contact your nearest MRCC for further details on 023 9255 2100.
In the recycling and waste area - south west corner of the harbour car park near the bridge. A special container is provided. No household batteries.
Green, clear and brown bottle banks in the recycling and waste area - south west corner of the harbour car park near the bridge.
Recycling facility in the Isle of Wight Council Car Park, River Road
In the recycling and waste area - South West corner of the harbour car park near the bridge.
Pump ashore facility on the fuel pontoon
Where vessels wish to deposit greater amounts than the limits specified above, or the waste is from outside the EU, at least 24 hours notice must be given to Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners. A charge may be made for waste above the agreed limits. Requests can be made by:
Telephone: +44(0) 1983 760321
Fax: +44(0) 1983 761192
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post or via an agent.
As a general policy statement, Yarmouth (IOW) Harbour Commissioners encourage all vessels to segregate their waste and encourage recycling. Yarmouth (IOW) Harbour Commissioners will prosecute persons found illegally dumping waste in other than the recognised areas designated for the reception of that type of waste.
Should any users have any comments or complaints about the waste collecting facilities provided at Yarmouth Harbour for vessels, please either request a Report Form at Reception or write to or e-mail the Harbour Master.
Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners will prosecute persons found illegally dumping waste in areas other than those designated for the reception of that type of waste.