Good Disposal Practices Make Good Neighbors
Littering and Dumping
Uncontrolled garbage and unsightly, unsanitary or unsafe conditions have negative effects on health, appearance and the economic viability of the Port and all its tenants. Most of the rules on littering, dumping and maintaining your property are common sense. Please do not:
- Dump litter on public roads or lands, except into provided containers, on other tenants' property, on the ground within your own property (unless material is neatly piled and contained) or into the waters of Port Canaveral.
- Create a "landfill" on Port property by dumping more than 500 pounds or 100 cubic feet of litter, dumping commercial litter in any amount or burying (wholly or partially) solid waste.
- Park non-street-legal vehicles outdoors except approved semi trailers used for storage; park or store vehicles in outdoor areas not constructed to be parking areas. (Not applicable to certain businesses such as car dealerships and vehicle repair shops or to motor homes, camper trailers, boats and boat trailers in good repair.)
- Abandon junk vehicles on public or private property.
- Leave abandoned or unattended items such as cars, appliances or furniture in any yard of your property visible from a public road or sidewalk for more than 14 days.
- Leave damaged buildings or structures in dilapidated and unsafe condition.
- Allow garbage, decaying vegetation, manure, dead animals or other noxious things to accumulate on public or private property.
- Allow diseased or dying vegetation or any man-caused pool of standing or stagnant water (except storm drainage systems) to remain on your property.
- Endanger public safety in any way through trash disposal or lack of maintenance.
Handling Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials are a serious concern in any commercial/industrial area. To maintain a safe environment, everyone at Port Canaveral needs to obey the federal, state and local laws
regarding storage, handling, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes. Some of the general standards you should always be mindful of include:
- Handle paints and solvents so as to prevent evaporation into the atmosphere, i.e. store in covered containers before and after use.
- Have spill control material and empty containers on hand for emergency clean-up of hazardous materials.
- Don't allow the emissions of sand or grit blasting or spray application products to drain into ground or surface waters or be freely released into the air operate in low-wind conditions or an enclosed environment, over an impermeable surface.
- Whenever possible use recoverable plastic-medium blast, solvents with low volatility and coatings with low VOC content.
- Store used oil only in tanks or containers that are in good condition, with no leaks, and that are clearly labeled "Used Oil."
- Clean up any oil spills and dispose of contaminated materials promptly. Dispose of oil filters in designated facilities, not in landfills.
If you engage in sand or grit blasting activities, be aware that you may need an air operating permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
If you generate hazardous material, you must follow the FDEP Hazardous Waste Regulations for its storage or disposal. Click here to view or download a summary of these regulations.
Please note that Florida's hazardous waste regulations for transporters and transfer facilities are more stringent than federal regulations. Click here to view or download a summary of the state regulations.
Marinas and Boatyards: Florida's Clean Marina Program Manual of Best Management Practices contains excellent descriptions of specific responses to hazardous waste and other environmental issues for marinas and boatyards. To find out more about Florida's Clean Marina Program, click here.