The Marina at Sutton Harbour takes its responsibility to the environment very seriously, encouraging and promoting better environmental awareness amongst berth holders.
The Marina is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment and has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors, the highest possible rating, by The Yacht Harbour Association in recognition of this work. This includes an assessment against a range of environmental criteria.
The Marina also subscribes to the aims and objectives of The Green Blue environmental programme. Set up by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association, The Green Blue promotes the sustainable use of coastal and inland waters by boating and watersports participants, and works towards an environmentally self-regulating boating community.
We encourage all our berth holders and visitors to share these values and suggest adopting the following policies to reduce your environmental footprint:
Please do not throw your rubbish overboard. A waste recycling system with identified bins for general waste, recyclable waste and mixed glass is available at the Marina. We kindly request that you separate out paper, card, plastic, cans and glass waste and deposit in the correctly marked bins at the end of each walkway on the marina.
Facilities to recycle hazardous wastes such as batteries, oil filters and waste oil can be located on our fuel barge. Please ask a member of the team if you require assistance with the disposal of such items.
We provide quality facilities for our guests and encourage their use over onboard facilities. The use of sea toilets is not permitted inside the Marina with a strict prohibition of sewage discharge in Sutton Harbour. A free pump-out facility for holding tanks is available to our berth holders and this can be located on the fuel berth.
Do not flush or clean bilges into the harbour. We have spill kits to deal with any oil or fuel spillage and appropriately trained staff to manage such situations. If you have an accidental fuel or oil leak, please contact a member of the Marina team immediately to allow us the opportunity to manage a clean-up operation quickly and effectively.