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1 Maryland Clean Boating Lesson Plan Section 3 WASTE CONTAINMENT AND DISPOSAL

2 Waste Containment and Disposal: Environmental Concerns Marine animals become entangled in or choke on plastic debris. Plastics can snare propellers and clog engine intake systems. Divers can also be entangled.

3 Some Laws about Trash from Boats Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act = No trash overboard. Illegal to discharge plastic materials into any water body. Other types of garbage restricted according to how far a vessel is out to sea. Remember: It is illegal to put any trash in Maryland waters.

4 Waste Containment and Disposal: Limitations at Sea Waste Containment and Disposal: Limitations at Sea Within U.S. lakes, rivers, bays, sounds and within 3 nautical miles from the ocean shore, it is illegal to dump anything other than fish waste. Between 3 and 12 nautical miles from shore, it is illegal to dump plastic and any other garbage that is greater than one inch in size. Between 12 and 25 nautical miles from shore, it is illegal to dump plastic and dunnage, i.e, lining and packing material, nets, lines, etc. Beyond 25 nautical miles, it is illegal to dump plastic.

5 Contain Trash On Board Dont let trash get thrown or blown overboard. If trash blows overboard, retrieve it. Pack food in reusable containers. Buy products without plastic or excessive packaging. Buy drinks in recyclable containers and recycle them. Dispose of all trash on shore. Dont toss cigarette butts overboard! They are made of plastic.

6 Waste Containment and Disposal: Recycle Cans, glass, newspaper, antifreeze, oil, oil filters, lead batteries and monofilament fishing line can all be recycled. Many marinas accept some or all of these items. If you need a recycling location, call RECYCLE.

7 Fish Cleaning Use fish cleaning stations plumbed to the sewer when available. Take the fish home to clean If you clean them at the dock, bag the waste and put in a dumpster. Dont clean fish over shallow waters. Dumping fish scraps into shallow water is bad for the water. Bacteria break down the scraps, and remove oxygen from the water.

8 Maintenance Waste Oil: Recycle Antifreeze: Recycle Paint and Varnish: Share leftovers if possible. If not, allow to dry completely (i.e., solidify). Dispose in regular trash. Solvents, Gas, and Pesticides: Bring to a household hazardous waste collection day. Expired Emergency Flares: Bring to local fire department or a household hazardous waste collection day.

9 Waste Containment and Disposal: Maintenance Waste Call RECYCLE for recycling center locations. Used motor oil and antifreeze and household hazardous waste:


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