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Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners continues to maintain our “Open Port policy” and our normal harbour patrols will provide guidance, assistance and policing of our General Directions where required.

In-line with current government guidance, no overnight, or short stay visitors will be permitted into the Harbour until further notice.

Yarmouth Harbour is currently putting safety measures in place to receive day visits from our customers. In the meantime, for the safety of everyone, we would ask that recreational marine users remain patient and understanding as we continue to prepare. For now, all our shore-based facilities remain closed until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you to Yarmouth Harbour soon.

Waste Disposal

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.

General Waste

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.

Waste Oil

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.

Engine Batteries

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.

Glass bottles

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

Aluminium cans

In the recycling and waste area - South West corner of the harbour car park near the bridge.

Human waste

Pump ashore facility on the fuel pontoon
No limit

Waste Management Plan

You can find our Waste Management Plan here

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: 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.

01983 760321
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07969 840173



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