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Disposal of Refuse

Please keep garbage in bags until you reach a disposal location. Never throw garbage into the water. If you are on a beach, please carry any trash back to your boat and dispose of at locations indicated below. Plastic is dangerous to sea turtles, so please make sure to dispose of plastic bags, six-pack rings and other small plastic and rubber items such as water balloons.


Throwing garbage or refuse of any kind is prohibited. Discharge of plastics in any ocean or navigable waters is banned by the International MARPOL law. Ground food waste can not be dumped less than three miles from shore.

Food waste, paper, rags, glass, metal, bottles and similar materials may not be discharged less than 12 miles from shore. Floating dunnage may not be dumped less than 25 miles from shore. Trash should be stored on board until a proper receptacle is found on shore.


Beef Island: Trellis Bay by dock

Cane Garden Bay: Behind Rhymer's Beach Bar

Hodge's Creek: Hodge's Creek Marina

Marina Cay: Pusser's

East End:Penn's Landing

Jost Van Dyke: Great Harbour, Little Harbour

Nanny Cay:Central parking lot and boat yard

Road Town: Across from The Pub, The Moorings, Village Cay-base of A dock, Tortola Marine Management

Virgin Gorda: Leverick Bay, Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (by fuel dock)

West End: West End Ferry dock, Soper's Hole Marina Fuel Dock, Lighthouse Marina

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